Last year Gin had record breaking sales and it looks to continue growing in popularity. So here is a light, citrus cocktail for you to enjoy this summer with your favourite tipple. Recipe via The Spruce.
- 2 ounces of your favourite gin, the flavour really shines through in this cocktail
- Dash of lemon or lime
- 1/2 teaspoon of refined sugar
- Egg white
- Soda water
- Maraschino cherry for garnish
- Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.
- Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
- Top off with soda water.
- Garnish with a cherry.
Variations on the Gin Fizz:
- Instead of the juice and sugar you can use either juice and simple syrup or a fresh sour mix.
- The choice between lemon and lime is a personal one, though I have found that I prefer lime with the really dry London dry gins and lemon with those with those that have a lighter juniper profile.
- An egg is often used in a Gin Fizz and some of the variations below switch up the portion of the egg used. Though it is optional, an egg white Gin Fizz (sometimes called a Silver Fizz) is just a little bit better and more interesting than one made without it (which makes the drink, essentially, a Gin Rickey). Try this one with an egg and see what you think.
- Royal Fizz – add an entire egg
- Golden Fizz – add an egg yolk
- Silver Fizz – add an egg white
- Diamond Fizz – use sparkling wine instead of soda
- Green Fizz – add a dash of creme de menthe