This classic mixed drink is much like a Whiskey Fizz, the main difference being the base spirit. These two drinks are not alone as a number have taken the 'fizz' name over the years (see below the recipe). The Gin Fizz has a very light, sour citrus flavor that allows the gin to shine through.
You have options when making this drink:
- Instead of the juice and sugar you can use either juice and simple syrup or a fresh sour mix.
- The choice between lemon and lime is a personal one, though I found that I prefer lime with the really dry London dry gins and lemon with those with a lighter juniper profile.
- The egg that makes some of the variations below is optional, though using either the whole, yolk, or white will change certain aspects of the drink. Read more about using eggs in cocktails.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 2 ounces gin
- Dash of lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
- Soda water
- Maraschino cherry for garnish
- Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.
- Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
- Top off with soda water.
- Garnish with a cherry.
Variations on the Gin Fizz:
- Royal Fizz - add an entire egg
- Golden Fizz - add an egg yolk
- Silver Fizz - add an egg white
- Diamond Fizz - use sparkling wine instead of soda
- Green Fizz - add a dash of creme de menthe
More Fizz Cocktails:
'Fizz' can be used to name almost any carbonated drink, but these particular recipes use the name and are great variations to this classic mixed drink.
- Buck's Fizz
- Champagne Fizz
- Chicago Fizz
- Dessert Fizz
- Falling Leaf Fizz
- Imperial (or Whiskey) Fizz
- New Orleans (or Ramos) Fizz
- Pomegranate Gin Fizz
- Red Apple & Bourbon Fizz
- Ruby Fizz
- Sloe Gin Fizz
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