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Easy to Make Cocktails: The White Lady Cocktail Recipe

A stunning gin cocktail recipe, The White Lady Cocktail!

I’m all for classic cocktails, and this is one of those that make me smile. I love the white lady cocktail because it’s light, refreshing, and has a wonderful foam that sits perfectly on top.

White Lady Cocktail

Simple to make, this drink recipe is rather impressive and tasty. It does contain egg whites, which yes, I made mine with the egg white to give it a nice bit of froth, but if you prefer, you can leave it out and it will be equally delicious.

Similar to a gin-based Side Car Cocktail, and also known as the Chelsea Side Car or Delilah, this White Lady cocktail drink is nicely balanced, on the drier side, and great for your afternoon happy hour or after diner drinks.

For more interesting history on the White Lady, check out Wikipedia’s entry.

Afternoon gin cocktail

Other drink recipes to try:

A frothy white lady gin cocktail drink

How to make this Gin-Based Drink (with or without egg whites):

White Lady Cocktail

White Lady Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A refreshing and beautiful cocktail recipe that will impress, the White Lady Cocktail.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec or orange liquor
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg white


  1. In a shaker combine all ingredients and shake (without ice) vigorously.
  2. Now add in a handful of ice and shake again until chilled and the outside of the shaker is cold.
  3. Strain into a coupe glass or cocktail glass of your choice.


Shaking without the ice helps the egg white emulsify, creating a well blended and frothy top.

If preferred, you can leave out the egg white and continue to mix all ingredients until well combined.

***Consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.***

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

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  1. This is a bit too sour like most lemon-including drinks I find online… I reduced lemon juice to .5oz, gin to 1.5oz and increased the Triple Sec to 1.5oz — much more balanced after that and truthfully?- delicious!!

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