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Gin Fizz Recipe

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Gin Fizz Cocktail

Gin Fizz Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

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



  1. Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.
  3. Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
  4. Top off with soda water.
  5. 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.

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 5 out of 5
gin fizz, Member BOBBAKAKE

Wow what a suprise. Great drink. I always hated gin until now, I plan to make more of these critters. I used saphire.

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