Gin Fizz contains a delicious mix of Dry Gin, Sugar, Lemon, Soda
A gin fizz is the best-known cocktail in the fizz family. A gin fizz contains gin, lemon juice, and sugar, which are shaken with ice, poured into a tumbler and topped with carbonated water. The drink is similar to a Tom Collins, with a possible distinction being a Tom Collins historically used “Old Tom Gin” (a slightly sweeter precursor to London Dry Gin), whereas the kind of gin historically used in a gin fizz is unknown.
Simple variations on the gin fizz are
- Silver fizz – addition of egg white
- Golden fizz – addition of egg yolk
- Royal fizz – addition of whole egg
- Diamond fizz – sparkling wine instead of carbonated water, more commonly known as a “French 75“.
- Green fizz – addition of a dash of green crème de menthe
- Sloe Gin fizz – (a blackthorn plum flavored spirit), grapefruit juice, simple syrup, egg white, and carbonated water. A popular alternative eliminates the egg white. Though the original recipe uses grapefruit juice, variants including lemon juice exist as well.
- Ramos gin fizz (also known as a “Ramos fizz” or “New Orleans fizz”) contains gin, lemon juice, lime juice, egg white, sugar, cream, orange flower water, and soda water.
- Japanese gin fizz – a standard gin fizz with a shot of lychee liqueur added
- Meyer lemon fizz – uses the sweeter Meyer lemon instead of normal lemon, and adds orange juice
- New Orleans “fiss” – 75% dry gin, 25% Creme Yvette, 1 egg white, 1/2 tsp. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. cream, juice each of 1/2 of an orange, lime, & lemon
- Sour melon fizz – gin, lime juice, midori and ginger ale
- Strawberry gin fizz – gin, St. Germain liqueur, strawberries, club soda, mint; or gin, lime juice, sparkling water, strawberries, mint sprigs