The White Lady, Part 1

For my first version of the White Lady cocktail, I went to The Bartender's Best Friend: A Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, and Mixed Drinks by Mardee Regan, the wife of, you guessed it, Gary Regan. It is only one of several versions, however, and I plan on making all of them in the next few weeks. I went to the White Lady cocktail because of the mention of it in the Underhill Lounge blog under the Queen Elizabeth cocktail, version 2, of course.

The version I tried from The Bartender's Best Friend: A Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, and Mixed Drinks, is nothing like the Queen Elizabeth. For this version of the White Lady, shake together
The Bartender's Best Friend: A Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, and Mixed Drinksand make sure you get it emulsified completely. Then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.

It's a frothy drink with a certain stickiness to it because of all of the egg white. I happen to love gin, so I really like the White Russian aspect of the drink with gin instead of vodka. It almost tastes like a White Russian, except with less sugar and the slight bitterness of gin. As a cocktail that is interesting to try and note and to appreciate as an anomaly, I like this version of the White Lady cocktail. I will not be drinking it on a regular basis, however, because it's not quite sweet enough but not bitter enough, and just not quite interesting enough to be worth it.