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The Green Lady

The Green Lady 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; glassware from Crate and Barrel

Spirits Dec 21, 2011

This is a variation on the classics Pink Lady and White Lady, calling for green Chartreuse instead of Cointreau or apple brandy. The secret is using fresh egg whites to create a lovely froth. When working with egg whites, be sure to first do a "dry shake" without ice, to better incorporate the whites with the other ingredients.

This recipe is featured in the accompanying 5-Bottle Bar package.

Use a pasteurized egg white if you are concerned about eating uncooked eggs (see NOTE).

Servings: 1
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 large egg white
  • Ice


Combine the gin, Chartreuse, lime juice and egg white in a cocktail shaker; dry-shake for 30 seconds, then add the ice and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

NOTE: Raw eggs carry a risk of salmonella. Organic pasteurized egg whites are available at Balducci's stores, and pasteurized eggs are available at Balducci's and Harris Teeter stores.

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From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 210

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 55mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 9g

Protein: 4g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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