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A white lady is a gin-based cocktail made with lemon juice and an orange-based liqueur such as Cointreau. The first recorded reference to it is in Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book (1930). In Australian slang the term is also applied, presumably with ironic reference to the elegant cocktail, to a skid-row slug of methylated spirits, sometimes apparently mixed with powdered milk to lend credence to the name.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.


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