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Imperial (or Whiskey) Fizz Recipe


Imperial Fizz Cocktail

Imperial Fizz

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The fizz family of cocktails use soda and sugar for the "fizz" feel and sound and only differ from one another by the base spirit and the occasional added flavors. The Imperial Fizz, also known as the Whiskey Fizz, is a classic and a wonderful mixed drink that is very refreshing.

Traditionally, the whiskey used here has been blended, though there are many great whiskies of all styles that are perfect for a simple mixed drink like this.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the whiskey, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  4. Fill with the soda.
  5. Stir well.
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