Happy Thursday, TWATB-ers!
For this week’s TBT Classic Cocktail we decided to pull out one of our old favorites: the White Lion!
This is a drink that has been showing up in bartending manuals since the 1880s, and although it may be an old, old, old-y, it is definitely a goody.
The actual origins of the White Lion are not known, so it is difficult for us to explain to you why a drink called the White Lion is, in fact, pink in color–but as we have said so often before, don’t let the color fool you, this is a Big Girl drink for real ladies and gentlemen who know their way around a bar.
For the White Lion, you will need:
- 2 oz young rum
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 egg white (or 1/2 oz pre-made egg white mixture)
- 1 tspn Curacao (Grand Marnier)
- 2 tspns superfine sugar
- 1 tspn grenadine
- Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Gather your ingredients plus your jiggers, cocktail shaker, fruit press, and serving glass.
First, squeeze your lemon juice and add 1 oz to your shaker glass.
Now add in your 2 oz of rum.
Follow that with 1 tspn of Curacao, and 2 tspns of superfine sugar.
Now add in your egg white. This adds a froth to the drink and contributes to the overall consistency, but does not alter the flavor at all — if you are uncomfortable using egg whites in your drink you can skip it.
Follow that with your 1 tspn of grenadine.
Now add ice to your shaker, and sh-sh-shake that for 30-60 seconds.
Now strain that delicious White (pink) Lion into your glass!
Add your cherry, and you are ready to go!
Gather your ingred