A Superior White Lady for the Immaculate Conception

A happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you! Last year I posted drink suggestions for this august solemnity here, including a recipe for a White Lady cocktail.

This year my good friend Father Robert Johansen has made a video showing us how to make a more elaboration variation of the White Lady that he claims with great conviction is superior to the one presented in the blog and in our book Drinking with the Saints. The venerable Internet Cocktail Database (which was a key resource in the composition of our book) lists six different versions of the White Lady, and that does not include Fr. Rob’s version, which he learned from an older imbiber who found the recipe in a dusty old cocktail book decades ago. So we are doubly grateful that Fr. Rob is now bringing this recipe back into the public eye.

Here is the list of ingredients for the “superior” White Lady, followed by Fr. Rob’s video.

White Lady
1 oz gin
1 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau
1 egg white
2 tsp powdered sugar
juice from 1/2 lemon
2 oz water
lemon bitters (optional)
crushed ice

And Fr. Rob’s video on how to make it is here. Thank you, Father! You have definitely whetted my appetite for tonight’s happy hour.

O Mary Immaculate, conceived without original sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!