The White Lion is cocktail number 77 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
White Lion cocktail history
Jerry Thomas included a White Lion cocktail recipe in 1862 in his How to Mix Drinks, The Bon-vivant’s Companion on page 70.
176. White Lion.
(Use small bar glass.)
1 1/2 teaspoonful of pulverized white sugar.
1/2 a lime (squeeze out juice and put rind in glass).
1 wine-glass Santa Cruz rum.
1/2 teaspoonful of Curaçao,
1/2 do. raspberry syrup.
A wine-glass of rum in a small bar glass. Okie-dokie.
White Lion cocktail recipe
1 jigger Rum, juice of 1/2 Lemon, 1 tsp. Powdered Sugar, 3 dashes Angostura Bitters & Raspberry Syrup. Shake with ice and strain.
- Bacardi Light Rum
- Angostura Bitters
- Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Powdered sugar
White Lion cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
A light, refreshing cocktail. When we make it again, we’d omit or use less of the sugar. Very pretty and quite tasty.
Next up… Cocktail # 78, Widow’s Dream