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Almost Happy Hour — Mixologist Christian from Origin Pours a White Lady [VIDEO + RECIPE]

By: BVI Newbie | Last Updated: January 12, 2017

For our first installment of “Almost Happy Hour,” I stopped by Origin Sushi Bar and Restaurant in the heart of Road Town. The midtown hotspot draws people in for the food, and Christian does well to keep them there with his long list of exotic drink recipes. I shot this video just after noon on a Thursday. We did four takes–that’s four drinks. Needless to say, the delicious concoctions did not go to waste–that’s more than I can say for the remainder of my afternoon. I hope you enjoy the first of many Almost Happy Hour bartender profiles to come. Email us at newbie@alookingglass.com if you have a nomination for our next mixologist.

Recipe: White Lady

1/2 oz gin

3/4 oz cointreau

1/2 simple syrup

half lemon squeezed

1 egg white

serve up

 

History

The White Lady has long been a favourite among patrons who love the tart yet surprisingly smooth and frothy drink. The martini is also known as Delilah, Chelsea Sidecar and Lilian Forever. Like most drink recipes, it’s disputed which mixologist is responsible for the original recipe. Most would agree that the drink was originally concocted in London in 1919 by a gentleman named Harry MacElhorne in Ciro’s Club. According to my extensive research on Wikepedia, the drink MacElhorne originally used Creme de Menthe in his original recipe. A hint of mint sounds like a nice complement, especially during this holiday season. Here’s looking at you, Harry. Cheers, and drink responsibly.

 

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