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Gin Fizz Cocktail #2

Beefeater Gin Cocktails

Gin Fizz Cocktail

Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe #2
Gin Fizz Cocktail #2

  • 45ml/ 1.5 parts Beefeater Gin
  • 20ml/ 0.75 parts lemon juice (fresh)
  • 15ml/ 0.5 parts sugar syrup
  • soda water
  • Lemon wedge to garnish

Shake the first three ingredients vigorously with ice, strain into a chilled glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.
To make a Silver Fizz shake the ingredients with egg white. For a Golden Fizz add an egg yolk and for a Royal Fizz add both.

The first printed reference to a fizz (spelled "fiz") is in the 1887 edition of Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide, which contains six fizz recipes. The Fizz became widely popular in America between 1900 and the 1940s. Known as a hometown speciality in New Orleans, the Gin Fizz was so popular that bars would employ scrums of bartenders working in teams that would take turns shaking the fizzes.