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DharMag March 2016 Gin Fizz cocktail recipe: how to make a legendary drink

Gin Fizz cocktail recipe, Gin Fizz drink, cocktail with gin lemon juice sugar The Gin Fizz is one of the oldest cocktail in the history of mixed drinks, the founder of the Fizz drinks (sours lengthened with soda), and we can find its recipe in the great book of Jerry Thomas, the cocktails Bible: How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion.

If you want to make a Gin Fizz the process is very simple: shake gin, lemon juice and sugar, and then add some soda to transform it into a beautiful long drink of great aromatic precision.

At this point you may have noticed the similarity with the John/Tom Collins cocktail, and in fact they are very similar, but first of all Tom Collins is stirred not shaken and you can find two drops of Angostura in it.

These seem minimal differences and both drinks are excellent and refreshing as summer or after dinner cocktails, but Gin Fizz is more direct and simple, while the John/Tom Collins is a little bit more layered and sophisticated.

Ingredients of the Gin Fizz cocktail

  • 4.5 cl of gin
  • 3 cl fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cl sugar syrup
  • 8 cl of soda

How to make the perfect Gin Fizz drink

We already said the cocktail must be prepared in a shaker.

Squeeze half of a lemon, strain the juice and and put it in a shaker with ice, gin and sugar syrup. Shake for 14 seconds and pour into a highball glass filled with ice.

Garnish with a slice of lemon and add a splash of soda.

Great Gin Cocktail you should try

If you like cocktails made with gin you could make also: Gin Tonic, Black Mamba Kiss, Paradise, Tom Collins, Heidi, Bramble, cocktail Pino, Negroni, French 75, Vesper Martini, Tuxedo, Dry Martini.

What is the best gin to make the Gin Fizz drink?

As for Gin Tonic, the gin is crucial in this cocktail so, please, don’t skimp on ingredients. The Monkey 47 Schwarzwald gin is the good stuff: aromatic and fragrant with delicious herby notes that deserve to swim in all your Gin Fizz.

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