Gin fizz

Gin fizz is a classic cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water. The frothy and refreshing drink is perfect for any occasion.

Gin fizz recipe

  • 4.5 cl gin
  • 3 cl fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cl simple syrup
  • Splash of soda water

Shake all ingredients with ice cubes, except soda water. Pour into glass. Top with soda water.

Directions for how to make the Gin fizz

Steps to make a Gin fizz drink:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 4.5 cl gin into the shaker.
  3. Add 3 cl fresh lemon juice to the shaker.
  4. Pour 1 cl simple syrup into the shaker.
  5. Shake all ingredients in the shaker together.
  6. Add a splash of soda water to the shaker and give a light shake to combine.
  7. Pour the mix into an Old fashioned glass.
  8. Add more ice cubes if needed.
  9. Top the drink with a splash of soda water.
  10. Optionally, garnish the drink with lemon slices or mint leaves.
  11. Serve immediately and enjoy your freshly made Gin fizz drink!

Tips for how to make the perfect Gin fizz

  • Use a good quality gin and fresh ingredients. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is essential for that perfect tartness.

  • Do not shake the carbonated water with other ingredients as it can cause the drink to become flat. Instead, stir it in before serving.

  • If you want your gin fizz to have a smooth texture, add an egg white to your cocktail shaker before shaking.

  • Use plenty of ice to create a refreshing and chilled cocktail.

  • Before pouring the gin fizz into the glass, measure it against a jigger to ensure that you have the right proportions.

  • Garnish with a lemon twist or a slice of lemon for a decorative and zesty finish.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Gin fizz

One of the most refreshing and delicious alcohol-free alternative to the drink Gin fizz is the Virgin Mojito. It is made with fresh lime juice, mint leaves, and a sweetener like sugar syrup or agave nectar, filled with soda water or sparkling water. The combination of fresh ingredients and sparkling water gives this drink a light, fizzy texture just like gin fizz. The lime juice adds a tangy, citrusy flavor to the drink, while the mint leaves offer a cooling and refreshing sensation. It is perfect for hot summer days as it contains no alcohol and can be enjoyed by everyone, any time of the day.

Gin fizz fun facts

  1. The Gin fizz was invented in New Orleans in the late 19th century and was originally known as the “New Orleans fizz.”
  2. The drink became popular among troops stationed in the American South during World War II, leading to a surge in its popularity across the country.
  3. The frothy texture of the Gin fizz is achieved by vigorously shaking the gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water together with ice.
  4. The Gin fizz was a favorite drink of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who famously included it in his novel “The Great Gatsby.”
  5. A Ramos Gin Fizz is a variation on the Gin fizz that includes cream, egg whites, orange flower water, and vanilla extract, and is shaken for an even longer time to create an even frothier texture.