♥ Nigella's White Lady Cocktail ♥

The White Lady is a cocktail Nigella Lawson imbibed during her college days. As we had all the ingredients on hand I thought, why not try it...sounds delicious.

The only "problem" is, you can certainly tip a few of these back before your brain has caught up to the alcohol overload. Very dangerous!

From Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson

"When I was an undergraduate in the Brideshead (Revisited) era of the 1980's Oxford this was the drink of choice at many a pretentious cocktail party. It's not a cheap way to get drunk, but remember we're talking the age of the jeunesse doree here: I seem to remember sipping this under a veiled pillbox hat, the ash from a Sobranie Black Russian flicked from meshed gloved fingertip. I feel better getting this off my chest."

1 ounce Plymouth (or other) gin
1 ounce Cointreau
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about half a lemon's worth)
1 tablespoon sugar syrup
ice cubes

Shake ingredients and pour over ice.

You've been warned....drink at your own risk!

I am sharing this with the Potluck theme at I ♥ Cooking Club. Back to Donna Hay next week but I remain Nigella infatuated :-)



Le laquet said...

I bet they are smoking hot! #yum

Tina said...

Too delicious...dangerous!

kitchen flavours said...

Looks wonderful! I don't mind taking a risk once in a while, especially if it is this good! LOL!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Oh my gosh, this did make me laugh. I can well remember smoking Sobranies and attending a few pretentious cocktail parties back in the day, but I don't remember any White Lady Cocktails ... that may well be because an excess of cocktails back then killed a few too many brain cells, but I like to think that I've never actually crossed paths with a White Lady. Sounds heavenly though - this could become my summer tipple of choice.

sunita rohira said...

What a wonderful idea to bring a drink to the potluck!! On my to-do list.

Zosia said...

That drink sounds very refreshing for a summer's day. Very nice choice for potluck.

Susan Lindquist said...

Yes, ma'am! I think one might be my limit here! But, oh, how tasty!

Kayte said...

Very few liquid recipes make appearances so it was fun to see this one...and well, I always love seeing the puppy dog each week! Nice choice.

Deb in Hawaii said...

It sounds pretty fabulous. I bet one would knock me on my butt right about now. (That's what being a lightweight + allergy meds will get you!) ;-)

Kim said...

I love reading Nigella's description of the drink that you shared with us. I can just picture her saying all that right now. I'm not sure I've ever had gin before, but if one or two knocks you on your butt then it sounds like the drink for me! LOL!

Hope you are doing well and have a great Thanksgiving!

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