Also known as a Ramos Fizz, the New Orleans Fizz was created in the late 1800's by Henry C. Ramos in New Orleans. The cocktail became so popular that by the 1915 Mardi Gras celebration Ramos' 35 "shaker boys" could not keep up with demand.
This classic cocktail is one to add to your list of drinks to know, but remember to shake it really well to ensure the egg is completely mixed. In fact, your best fizz comes from shaking until it hurts.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1 1/4 ounces simple syrup
- 2 ounces milk, half & half, or cream
- 1 small egg white
- 2 dashes fleurs d'orange (orange flower water)
- Club soda
- Place all of the ingredients except the club soda into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Shake vigorously (more than normal to ensure the egg and cream are well mixed).
- Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
- Top with club soda.
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