The Story Behind The Irish Lady
In the 1900s, the original White Lady cocktail was created by Harry McElhone while he was working at London's Ciro Club. Today, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I present a twist on this classic tipple with my very own Irish Lady.
To create a spin on the drink, I've swapped out the gin and replaced it with Irish whiskey, making it the perfect cocktail for any time of day.
The coffee and chocolate notes in the whiskey combine well with the lemon juice, and the simple syrup rounds everything out. I also added egg white to give the cocktail extra depth and character -- it also has the added benefit of softening the flavors and giving the cocktail great mouthfeel. Sláinte!