The ‘White Lady’ was created for Zelda Fitzgerald at The American Bar, Savoy Hotel in the 1920s and named after her platinum blonde hair.
Zelda Fitzgerald was an American socialite, novelist, and painter. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, she was noted for her beauty and high spirits, and was dubbed by her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald as ‘the first’ American flapper. Due to her popularity the cocktail became highly fashionable across Europe within the decade.
This is a gin sour styled cocktail which is a classic consisting of gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. The added egg white provides a decadent finish.
Ease of Making: Easy
Glass Type: Coupe Glass or Rocks Glass
Taste: Refreshing, dry, sour
- 50ml Explorer’s Gin
- 25ml Cointreau (triple sec)
- 25ml Lemon Juice
- 15ml Simple Sugar Syrup
- 1 Egg White
- Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake to emulsify.
- Add ice into the shaker and shake for 30 secs until it frosts on the outside.
- Strain into coupe style glass.
- Add a twist of lemon peel or lemon thyme
- Sabot – add champagne to the glass (use a flute)
- Perfect Lady – replace Cointreau with peach liqueur
- Side Car – replace gin with cognac