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
and make sure you get it emulsified completely. Then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.
- 2 1/2 oz gin
- 1 oz milk
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1 egg white
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.