I think I’ve mentioned that I have a “page-a-day” cocktail calendar. Well, back in July there as a drink listed. It sounded good, but I never got around to making it… until now… sort of. I’ve changed one of the ingredients a bit and I am SOOOO glad I did.
According to my calendar, the White Lady was created in London back in 1919.
Well, I’m not a big gin drinker. I suppose that’s why I never made this drink before. Gin is too dry for me and not really my “cup of tea”… er, liquor. 😉
I have two different kinds of gin in the house. One is London Dry Gin and the other is Tanqueray’s Rangpur Gin. The Rangpur has been infused with Rangpur limes. I like limes so I thought let’s mix things up a bit.
Put glass in freezer to get it really good and cold – I put mine in for 15 minutes.
Put ice is a shaker. As you can see, I used crushed ice.
Pour two jiggers of gin over the ice…
Add 1 jigger of freshly squeezed lemon juice…
Add 1 jigger of Cointreau – do not spill it because it’s expensive and most especially when it’s the last of it in the bottle! — K8, can you believe I spilled it?!?! (YES, I was SOOO tempted to lick it off the counter!!)
Remove glass from freezer… (yes, this is a wine glass, but who cares among us friends! 😉 )
Put lid on shaker and shake vigorously and then strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon mini-wedge.
Now, as I said, I’m not a big gin drinker… This is really good… I bet it’s the fresh lemon and Cointreau that made it so good… oh and the Rangpur limes! 😉
Have you ever had a White Lady?
To get a printer friendly copy of the recipe, go here. (If link doesn’t work it is because the recipe is still under review.)
Rangpur White Lady
Serving Size: 1 glass
Well chilled glass
2 jiggers Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
1 jigger Cointreau
1 jigger Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Pour all ingredients to shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into well chilled glass and garnish with with a mini lemon wedge.