White Lady Cocktail – Original Savoy Recipe

First published in The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, this little gem was one of the many great cocktails coming out of London in the 1920s and 30s. In fact most of the great cocktails invented during the American alcohol prohibition (1920-1933) came from Europe. Many bartenders who wanted to keep mixing moved to either the UK or France and started working at American style cocktail bars. Harry Craddock was born in England but moved to America in 1897 to practice bartending. In 1920 he moved back to England and began working at The American Bar inside the Savoy Hotel, where he is credited with inventing some of the worlds most famous cocktails. Established in 1893, The American bar is the bar credited with bring the American style saloon/cocktail bar to Europe.

White Lady Cocktail
White Lady Cocktail

White Lady ingredients:

  • 60 mls (2 oz) Dry Gin
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Orange Liqueur
  • 20 mls (2/3 oz) Lemon Juice
  • 15 mls (2/3 oz) Egg White

Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Shake dry for 30 second – egg foams better when not cold. Now add ice to the shaker. Vigorously shake again till the shaker is ice cold and frosted. Strain into glass to remove ice shards

ABV = 30%

Originated from London, UK


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