4,5 cl of gin
1,5 cl of lemon juice
1,5 cl of lime juice
3 cl of sugar syrup
6 cl of fresh cream
1 egg white
3 drops of Orange Flower Water
2 drops of vanilla extract
a splash of soda
The Ramos Gin Fizz is a historic cocktail, one of the first drink ever made and to become an icon and a trendy phenomenon during New Orleans’ cocktail golden age, in the late nineteenth century. And this noble gin drink is also known as New Orleans Gin Fizz.
Henry C. Ramos, Meyer’s restaurant barman in New Orleans, a mythical figure whose existence has not been proven, is the inventor of this sumptuous, milky cocktail harmless-looking, but with a seductive taste, aroma and charming like few others.
The recipe calls for a lot of ingredients, including some bizarre as cream, vanilla, and orange flower water.
Speaking is a gin fizz, i.e. a drink made with gin, lemon juice, and soda, but are the other ingredients that turn it into a dream, full of floral and spicy suggestions that blend with the magical flavor of gin.
To describe it, we could say that is velvety and fresh as a sorbet but enriched by thousand of scents and flavors that dance together.
The Ramos Gin Fizz is an old, but still valid drink, although it’s characterized by a baroque flavor. Let’s say that you won’t drink more than 2 or 3 in an evening, but every fan but every cocktail enthusiast should not miss the opportunity to sip it at least one time.
So let’s not waste any more time and let’s go to the Ramos Gin Fizz original recipe, a recipe you can find in the book that every bartender should keep on the bedside table: the Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock.
Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail ingredients
- 4.5 cl of gin
- 1.5 cl of lemon juice
- 1.5 cl of lime juice
- 3 cl sugar syrup
- 6 cl of fresh cream
- 1 egg white
- 3 drops of orange flower water
- 2 drops of vanilla extract
How to make the Ramos Gin Fizz drink
Prepare all the ingredients on the counter to work well and quickly, especially the cream and egg white. Pour all ingredients in a shaker. Shake vigorously for one minute: you have to mix both cream and egg white to perfection, so do take your time. Pour into a highball glass. Once the Ramos Gin Fizz was drunk as a tonic drink or even as breakfast, try it as an aperitif or after dinner and you will discover a hidden gem.