Gin Fizz Cocktail

Gin-Fizz

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.

Cooking Time:

3 minutes

Serves:

1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  1. Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.
  3. Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
  4. Top off with soda water.
  5. 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
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