White Ladies

The Drink

WhiteLady

…Francis Brett Young feels it would be a sacrilege to invent a new White Lady Cocktail, since “it is already the best cocktail ever made.”

– From So Red the Nose

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Yup. She sure is white.

I don’t know about the best cocktail ever made, but the White Lady drink has certainly persisted longer than its book, probably because it had been created by a different mixologist some 15 years before, allegedly (very allegedly) in honor of a different retro literary figure, who was, indeed, a white lady. Continue reading

John Henry

The Drink

Drink

My drinking habits are practically confined to drip coffee, Mint Juleps, and the ‘John Henry.’

1 RAW EGG (whole and unbeaten)
1 JIGGER GOOD CORN WHISKY

Drink in One Single Gulp

-From So Red the Nose

How was this drink, you ask? Um. It has raw egg in it. It was…not really that bad actually. Apparently raw egg has very little flavor. And corn whisky may be a hard liquor, but it is, surprisingly, a little on the sweet side. Continue reading