White Lady

London bartender Harry McElhone, who worked at Ciro Club, is credited with creating the White Lady in 1919. It was originally made with crème de menthe instead of gin.

November 30, 2016


Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or wedge.

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The 1919 cocktail was created by a bartender in Florence, Italy. Story goes, it was inspired by a customer looking for a souped-up Americano cocktail, which had club soda instead of gin.

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  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
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