Why you’ll love the Ramos gin fizz
- It’s surprising. If you’ve never tried a Ramos gin fizz, you are in for a treat. It’s seems like it’s going to be intense, but it’s actually fairly mellow, especially for a gin cocktail.
- It’s complex. The addition of cream and club soda take this gin sour to another level, and the hint of orange blossom water gives it a complexity like no other.
- It’s impressive. There’s not much like it, and that extra foamy top (which was almost impossible to capture on camera) will impress everyone you’re serving.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
This is a very traditional cocktail, and changing the ingredients would basically make it something it’s not. I’ve listed some substitutes, but for the most part, you won’t want to change a thing.
- Lemon & lime juice – Fresh squeezed is best, but bottled will work in a pinch. You can also use any combination of the two, but equal parts of each is the most traditional way to make this cocktail.
- Simple syrup – Agave nectar or honey syrup will work, as would a flavored simple syrup. I think hibiscus syrup or blueberry simple syrup would make a beautiful variation in this drink.
- Cream – I’ve used both heavy cream and half and half for this, but heavy whipping cream will give you the best foam.
- Orange blossom water
- Egg white – You can use 1 ounce of pasteurized egg whites if you prefer, and if you can’t have egg, substitute 3/4 ounce of aquafaba.
- Club soda – Seltzer or sparkling water will also work. Try to avoid flavored products.
How to make a Ramos fizz
Dry shake. Add everything but the club soda to a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until frothy – about 45 seconds or so.
Cold shake. Then, add ice to the cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until cold – about 30 seconds.
Pour the drink. Unlike a regular gin fizz, this drink is served straight up. To pour the drink you are going to want to strain the shaker ingredients into your cocktail and pour in the club soda at the same time – like two simultaneous streams.
It’s not difficult, you just have to watch what you’re doing so you don’t overflow the glass too much. It’s common for the foam to grow out of the glass without spilling – it’s just the nature of the froth.
Garnish and serve. You don’t really need a garnish, but I love to add an orange twist to make this drink even prettier.
Everything you need to know about gin fizz
This cocktail was created by Henry C. Ramos but was originally called the New Orleans fizz. Overtime, it has become more widely known by its creator’s name.
The Ramos gin fizz is a creamy and fizzy cocktail with citrus and floral undertones. It’s flavor is subtle yet strong and very elegant.
The egg white incorporated into the cocktail creates a creamy drink with a frothy head.
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2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water
1 egg white
Club soda, to top
- For garnish: orange twist
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Gin
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 202
- Sugar: 12.2 g
- Sodium: 75.9 mg
- Fat: 0.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.4 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 4.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0.7 mg
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