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Spiced White Lady Cocktail

October 28, 2021 | Updated August 8, 2022 | Laura

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This gin cocktail is a spin on the classic white lady cocktail. The gin, triple sec, and lemon juice is combined with a homemade spiced simple syrup. This simple syrup recipe is perfect to have on hand to make those fall cocktails. It is all shaken with an egg white to get the smooth texture and foamy top. For a Halloween cocktail, add a lemon peel ghost to the rim of the cocktail glass.

Spiced White Lady Cocktail Recipe

Elegant, Slightly Spiced, and Perfectly Balanced Cocktail

I tried a classic white lady cocktail and fell in love. The gin, the lemon juice, the egg white. It's a perfect cocktail and quickly became one of my personal favorites.

This time I'm putting a spin on it and adding in some homemade spiced simple syrup made with all the delicious spices of fall and winter- cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. I also had in a bit of bitters to bring in those spices just a tad more.

Because of the addition of spices, this is a great cocktail for Halloween, fall, and winter festivities.

Spiced White Lady Cocktail Recipe: Ingredients

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✽ Gin: The main component and my favorite component in a white lady cocktail. I use a London dry gin.

✽ Triple Sec: Adds in citrus orange flavor that pairs with the lemon juice. You can use any orange liqueur in place of the triple sec.

✽ Lemon Juice: Adds in a bit of sourness to the cocktail which perfectly balances out the flavors. Using fresh juices will give you the best taste.

✽ Spiced Simple Syrup: This easy spiced simple syrup will bring in those fall flavors and make you want to curl up by the fireplace. It's made with sugar, water, cinnamon stick, cloves, fresh ginger, and freshly grated nutmeg.

✽ Bitters: Any cocktail bitters infused with spices will work- such as Angostura bitters.

✽ Egg White: While not necessary, it will make the cocktail silky and put a thick layer of foam on top of the drink.

How to Make this Fall Cocktail

➊ First, make the spiced simple syrup. In a small saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Stirring constantly, place mixture over medium heat until all the sugar dissolves.

Remove from heat and add in 1 cinnamon stick, 2 crushed whole cloves, 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, and two 2" long by 1/4" thick pieces of fresh ginger.

Let it all soak and cool at least 15 minutes. The longer it soaks, the more flavorful the syrup will be. You can store the simple syrup with the spices in the fridge to get more bigger spice flavor. Strain when ready to use.

βž‹ In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 1/2 ounces gin, 3/4 ounce triple sec, 3/4 ounce lemon juice, 1/4 ounce spiced simple syrup, 3 dashes of bitters, and an egg white.

First, dry shake the cocktail shake for about 10 seconds without ice. Then add in a couple ice cubes, and shake again for about another 10 seconds. This will make the cocktail super foamy! Double strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass (coupe glass). Cheers!

If desired, you can garnish the drink with a lemon peel ghost for a spooky Halloween cocktail. Cut out a ghost from a lemon peel, and put whole cloves into the lemon for eyes and a mouth. If it's not spooky season, garnish with a lemon twist.

Spiced White Lady Cocktails: Questions

✽ What is a white lady cocktail?

A White Lady is classified as a sour cocktail, is part of the sidecar family, and is considered one of the classic cocktails. Its official ingredients (listed in the International Bartender Association's official cocktails) are gin, triple sec, and fresh lemon juice. It's also known as a Deliliah and Chelsea Sidecar.

The original White Lady was created by Harry MacElhone in 1919 in London and included creme de menthe. He replaced it with gin in 1929. However, some claim that Harry Craddock was the creator of the White Lady cocktail.

Now, an egg white is a common addition to the cocktail for a silky feel.

The white lady cocktail is very similar to a pegu club. The pegu club calls for lime juice instead of lemon juice.

✽ How long will the simple syrup last?

When covered and kept in the fridge, this simple syrup will last about a month. If you keep the whole spices in the simple syrup during storage, the flavor will become stronger!

✽ What's the point of the egg whites? Can I leave the egg white out?

The egg white is mostly for presentation purposes as the egg white is flavorless. It does, however, help a bit to decrease the acidity of the lemon juice, balance all the flavors together, and gives the cocktail a silky feel.

If you would rather not consume raw egg white, it can be left out of the cocktail.

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31 Days of Halloween

This refreshing cocktail is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check it out for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!

Casper Movie Night

I created this cocktail recipe for my Casper movie night! Hence, the adorable lemon peel ghost hanging off the rim of the cocktail. Also, in some legends, ghosts are described as white ladies.

In order to stick with the Casper theme, I also made a ghostly breakfast! You can read all about these Casper recipes on Casper Movie-themed Recipes Home Page!

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Spiced White Lady Cocktail Recipe

Spiced White Lady Cocktail

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Cooling Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

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This gin cocktail is a spin on the classic white lady cocktail. The gin, triple sec, and lemon juice is combined with a homemade spiced simple syrup. This simple syrup recipe is perfect to have on hand to make those fall cocktails. It is all shaken with an egg white to get the smooth texture and foamy top. For a Halloween cocktail, add a lemon peel ghost to the rim of the cocktail glass.

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

For Spiced Simple Syrup:

β€’ 1/2 cup sugar
β€’ 1/2 cup water
β€’ 2 2" long x 1/4" thick pieces of ginger
β€’ 2 whole cloves, crushed
β€’ 1 cinnamon stick
β€’ 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

For Cocktail:

β€’ 1 1/2 ounces gin
β€’ 3/4 ounce triple sec
β€’ 3/4 ounce lemon juice
β€’ 1/4 ounce spiced simple syrup
β€’ 3 dashes bitters
β€’ 1 egg white

Instructions

➊ Make the spiced simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Place over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and add in ginger, cloves, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg. Let cool and soak for at least 15 minutes. *The longer it sits, the more flavorful it will be.* Strain when ready to use.
βž‹ Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients for the cocktail. Shake without ice for about 10 seconds. Add in a couple ice cubes, and shake again for about 10 more seconds until chilled.
➌ Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass (coupe glass), and garnish with a lemon ghost, if desired.

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More Fun Halloween Cocktails:

✽ Margarita with Red Wine Floater (a spicy margarita topped with red wine)
✽ Mysterious and Spooky Cocktail (a dark purple cocktail with a purple sugar rim is the perfect spooky drink)
✽ Green Apple Martini (this green cocktail is a must for sour apple lovers)
β†’ Check out all of my Halloween cocktails!

Bon appΓ©tit!

October 28, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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