White Lady Cocktail

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Initially invented during his tenure at Ciro’s Club in London in 1919, the recipe was an unusual blend of Cointreau, lemon juice and crème de menthe (yes, really). Fast-forward 10 years, and MacElhone has his own place, Harry’s New York Bar, in Paris.

It’s while he’s there that he makes the move that rescues the White Lady from a certain slide into history’s dustbin, switching the crème de menthe with gin, and adding egg white

50ml Gin
25ml Triple Sec
25ml Lemon Juice
1 Egg White

Add all ingredients into a shaker, dry shake (no ice) then hard shake with ice, strain into a martini or coupe glass