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White Lady cocktail (Hinata Gin Ver)

White Lady (also known as a Delilah, or Chelsea Side-car) is essentially a sidecar made with gin in place of brandy. What makes it different from the simple gin sour is the switching of sugar for triple sec. The cocktail sometimes also includes additional ingredients, for example egg white, sugar, or cream.

The classic concoction is most commonly served in a Martini cocktail glass. When an egg white is added a champagne coupe is preferable; the silky foam clings more pleasingly to the curved glass.

It is disputed who originally invented the drink. There are at least two different opinions: first that it was devised by Harry MacElhone in 1919 at Ciro's Club in London. He originally used crème de menthe, but replaced it with gin at Harry's New York Bar in Paris in 1929.But The Savoy's Harry Craddock also claims the White Lady (gin, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice). The recipe appears in his Savoy Cocktail Book, published in 1930.

From White Lady cocktail -wiki

Gin 60ml
Orange liqueur 15ml
Fresh lemon juice 15ml
Fresh egg white 1

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

From -White Lady

I finally drank this cocktail! Gin:Hinata Gin [Bar Anniversary]

I know there is a cocktail whose name is white lady. But I had not been paid attention to cocktail for a long time and I had little opportunity to try cocktails. But after reading the comic Bartender a Paris 2 I wanted to drink this cocktail.

And I had a chance to drink this cocktail at Bar in Shinjuku. At that bar, I could drink many gins. The owner of that bar said "We have about 200 gin bottles all over the world". And I looked around the bar and found that there were some Japanese gin bottles too. I asked the owner to make the cocktail whose base liquor is Gin and use Japanese Gin for it. He selected Hinata Gin produced at Miyazaki prefecture in Japan.

And my Impression was .... as follows.

Aroma: The essence of botanical, especially mint.

Taste:The mix taste of orange liqueur, various herb with a handful of pepper make its taste complicated but favourite characteristic taste.

I like this. I want to try White lady with various Gins all over the world.