White Lady is a classic cocktail that is made with gin, cointreau or Triple Sec, fresh lemon juice and an optional egg white. It belongs to the sidecar family, made with gin in place of brandy. The White Lady cocktail was invented by famed bartender Harry MacElhone in 1919 while he was working at Ciro’s Club in London. He originally used crème de menthe, but replaced it with gin later in 1929.
Add the gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice and egg white into a shaker and dry-shake.
Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.