White Lion

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The White Lion is a Cocktail which consists of Rum, Orange Curacao, Fresh Lime Juice, Sugar, and Raspberry Syrup.

Earliest Recipe

Jerry Thomas (1862)

  • Take 1 tea-spoonful of pulverized white sugar.
  • 1/2 a lime (squeeze out juice and put rind in glass).
  • 1 wine-glass Santa Cruz rum.
  • 1 tea-spoonful of Curacoa. (Orange Curacao)
  • 1 tea-spoonful of Raspberry Syrup.

Fill the glass half-full of shaved ice, shake up well and strain into a cocktail glass.

Other Recipes

Recipe#1: Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail.

  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Raspberry Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Curacao
  • 2 oz. Medium Rum

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into white wine glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with berries and a lime wedge. Note: When berries are in season and inexpensive, muddle fresh berries instead of raspberry syrup.

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