Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Famous "Ramos Gin Fizz" cocktail drink using gin.

Cocktails of the roaring 20's. How to make the "Ramos Gin Fizz" cocktail.

This drink takes awhile to prepare, but is well worth the effort.
The Ramos Gin Fizz, was once a very popular drink that has a long reputation in the cocktail world.
It does show up on the tiki bar scene menu from time to time and is a classic at many modern day speakeasy's.

A Fizz.
A Fizz is a group of cocktail related to the "sours" family of drinks.  The thing that makes a Fizz  
unique, is the addition of acidic juice (like lemon or lime juice) and carbonated water.  Fizz drinks date back to before 1887.

The taste is floral and bubbly, it's a very easy to drink cocktail.

The real secret to this drink is in the shake, i have seen many mixologist shake this cocktail for as long as ten minutes!

photo of Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail
Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail

Ramos Gin Fizz Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin (bombay, beefeater, tanqueray, bombay sapphire, etc.)
  • 1 oz simple syrup (sugar / water)
  • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 drops orange flower water
  • 1 oz. club soda

Mixing Instructions:
Place all but the soda water in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously for a few minutes and strain into a glass.
Top with the club soda and stir briskly.

Serve in a large glass or a zombie glass.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I must taste it tomorrow