October 21, 2011

White Lady

Who wouldn't want to taste the favorite cocktail of Laurel and Hardy? I certainly would. The origins of the White Lady are - as with most cocktails - obscure, but it's down to the two Harries: It's either invented by Harry MacElhone at his bar in Paris or by Harry Craddock at the Savoy Hotel in London.

Essentially the White Lady is a sidecar, where gin replaces brandy and with an egg white add for smooth texture and wonderful soft foam.
  • 6 cl gin
  • 2 cl Cointreau
  • 2 cl fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg white from a small egg (and don't take any pains to separate all the egg white just leave some with the yolk for a scrambled egg breakfast)

Put everything in a shaker, and shake for a minute. (Dry shake makes the emulsion of the egg to lemon juice easier) then add ice and shake for another couple of minutes.

Strain into martini glass og cocktail coupe. Garnish with lemon.

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