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Everything you need to know about the classic Gin Fizz cocktail!

Everything you need to know about the classic Gin Fizz cocktail!

Jul 28, 2023
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Gin Fizz
A classic gin fizz cocktail

We love a Gin Fizz here at Craft Gin Club, it’s light, refreshing, and smooth.

It’s a popular classic cocktail thanks to it’s simple recipe and delicious taste, so get your cocktail shaker at the ready and learn more about gin fizz ingredients, what a Gin Fizz tastes like, and more…

What goes in a Gin Fizz? The Gin Fizz is a simple cocktail recipe, which means it’s quick and easy to make.

It consists of gin, soda, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white and a lemon slice to garnish.

If you are vegan but still want the benefits of fluffy egg white, replace it with aquafaba (the brine from tinned chickpeas).

What does a Gin Fizz taste like?

This tipple is beautifully light and refreshing. The lemon juice combined with gin makes for a zingy flavour. The egg white adds a smooth velvety mouthfeel and the club soda adds some effervescence.

How do you make a Gin Fizz?

To achieve the foamy head, it’s all in the shake. The tipple needs both a dry shake (without ice) and a wet shake (with ice) to help blend all the ingredients perfectly.

If you shake it with ice the entire time, it’ll dilute the drink too much. Best practice? Give it a dry shake for 15 seconds and then another shake with ice for 15 seconds. Look out for condensation on the outside of the shaker, that means it’s ready to go!

Is a Gin Fizz strong?

This classic cocktail recipe has a 50ml (double) measure of gin like there is in most gin cocktails. This cocktail recipe doesn’t involve any other alcohol, so it isn’t considered a ‘strong’ cocktail. It’s served in a highball glass and is topped with soda, so it’s considered a long - and light - drink.

Gin Fizz Cocktail

How many calories are in a Gin Fizz?

In one Gin Fizz cocktail, there are approximately 120 calories.

Is a Gin Fizz the same as a Tom Collins?

In short, no. The main difference between the two classic cocktails is that a Gin Fizz is served without ice, and a Tom Collins is served on ice.

Another key difference is that a Gin Fizz features egg white. Confusingly, a Gin Fizz is sometimes referred to as a Silver Fizz too.

What is the difference between Gin Fizz and Gin Sour?
There is only a slight difference between these two popular drinks. The only real difference is a Gin Fizz uses soda water to add a bubbly note and makes it a longer drink. Think of them as ginny cousins!

What gins are best for Gin Fizz?
We recommend using a floral London Dry gin, as it complements the fresh lemon juice. We recommend trying the Cornish Lantic Morva Gin or Theodore Pictish Gin from the Craft Gin Club shop.

What's the difference between a Gin Fizz and a Ramos Gin Fizz?

Ramos Gin Fizz
Ramos Gin Fizz - just look at the head!

A Ramos Gin Fizz is like an extravagant sister to a traditional Gin Fizz, as the recipe is embellished with cream, milk, and orange flower water - as well as lots of shaking required to achieve the creaminess.

What is a Ramos Gin Fizz?

Known as one of the most complicated cocktails to build, the length of time you have to shake a Ramos Gin Fizz for is up to 12 minutes! Get those arms ready for a workout…

The cocktail includes gin (Old Tom gin is a strong recommendation), orange blossom water, cream, simple syrup, soda water and an egg.

What does a Ramos Gin Fizz taste like?

This classic cocktail has a frothy topping and tastes a bit like a lemon meringue pie - it’s the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

Thanks to the drops of orange blossom water, it’s also bright, light and floral. If you like floral flavours, you’ll enjoy a Ramos Gin Fizz. The large foam head gives it a smooth, fluffy mouthfeel.

How to make a classic Gin Fizz:

50ml gin
20ml simple syrup
20ml lemon juice
1 egg white
Club Soda
Lemon slice, to garnish

Add your gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and egg white to your cocktail shaker. To achieve a foamy head, give it a dry shake for 15 seconds and then another shake with ice for 15 seconds. Strain and serve, garnishing with a lemon slice.


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