Gin Fizz
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Gin Fizz
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4.37 / 5
Gin Fizz is a popular cocktail that originated in the United States in the late 19th century. It is a simple but refreshing drink, containing just four key ingredients - ... more Gin Fizz is a popular cocktail that originated in the United States in the late 19th century. It is a simple but refreshing drink, containing just four key ingredients - lemon juice, gin, soda water, and sugar syrup. The combination of these ingredients results in a light and bubbly drink with a citrusy and slightly sweet flavor profile. The gin adds a botanical and herbal note, while the lemon juice provides a tangy and acidic kick. The addition of soda water gives the cocktail a refreshing effervescence, making it a perfect drink for hot summer days. The sugar syrup balances out the tartness of the lemon and creates a smooth and well-rounded flavor. This classic cocktail is typically served in a highball glass and can be enjoyed as an aperitif or a digestif.
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Gin
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Lemon
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21.18% | 1.8 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Gin Fizz seamlessly marries the botanical sharpness of gin with the bright zing of lemon juice, creating a sip that's both invigorating and smooth. Its effervescence, brought on by a splash of soda water, offers a delightful fizz that makes it exceptionally refreshing, especially effective in cutting through the summer heat.

Method
How to make a Gin Fizz

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except the soda water to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a highball glass and top up with the soda water
Garnish with a lemon slice and serve
~ Serve without ice. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history of the Gin Fizz?

The Gin Fizz is a classic cocktail that originates from the early 19th century. It belongs to the fizz family of cocktails, which were very popular in America and Europe. The Gin Fizz, in particular, gained prominence in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is known for its refreshing and light qualities. Its popularity soared in the 1950s and 1960s, and it has remained a steadfast choice for gin enthusiasts.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of gin for a Gin Fizz?

Absolutely! While a classic Gin Fizz typically uses a London Dry Gin due to its crisp and clean taste, you're encouraged to experiment with different types of gin to find your preferred taste. Modern craft gins, which come with a variety of botanicals, can add unique flavors and aromas to your Gin Fizz.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Gin Fizz?

Yes, there is a non-alcoholic version known as a 'Virgin Gin Fizz' or a 'No-Gin Fizz,' which substitutes gin with a non-alcoholic spirit or more simplistic, with tonic water or flavored soda water. The key is to maintain the original cocktail's balance of sweetness and acidity while omitting the alcohol.

FAQ

What is the purpose of the soda water in a Gin Fizz?

The soda water in a Gin Fizz serves several purposes. Primarily, it adds effervescence to the cocktail, making it fizzy and refreshing. It also helps to dilute the drink a bit, balancing the potency of the gin and the acidity of the lemon juice, creating a more harmonious and palatable beverage.

FAQ

How do I achieve the best froth for my Gin Fizz?

Achieving a good froth in a Gin Fizz usually involves vigorously shaking the non-soda ingredients (especially if using egg white, which is common in some variations of the Gin Fizz) in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. After straining into a glass, top it off with soda water. The shaking process aerates the mixture, creating a nice foam when poured into the glass. If you're making the classic Gin Fizz which doesn't include egg white, ensuring the soda water is very cold and poured gently will help maintain some froth from the shaken mixture.

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