|A happy glass of Gin Fizz|
One of the oldest classic drinks originating from the late 1800s. A Fizz is pretty much a cocktail (the base spirit could be a gin, whiskey, brandy or vodka) which contains carbonated water and citrus. The Gin Fizz is actually a variation of the John Collins (also an IBA cocktail) - the only difference between these two cocktails is that John Collins is served in a highball glass with ice, and the Ginz Fizz is served in a chilled tumbler ( a smaller glass than a highball), without ice.
Not strong. Sour and carbonated, it actually tastes like lemonade ... with alcohol.
4.5 cl Gin
3 cl Fresh lemon juice
1 cl Sugar syrup
8 cl Soda water
Shake all ingredients with ice cubes, except soda water. Pour into tumbler (whiskey glass). Top up with soda water. Garnish with lemon slice.
|Someone's gotta taste this.|
- Many recipes calls for 2 shots of gin (60ml)
- Some recipes puts in more sugar and cuts down on the lemon. I prefer this.
- No lemon? You could try using lime. Lime and gin go together like vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
- The original recipe uses superfine sugar, instead of syrup... you just gotta shake it harder.
- Apparently, the ORIGINAL recipe from the 1800s calls for Genever gin. Not impossible to attain, just quite freaking difficult. So a normal London Dry will do.
- Include an egg white and it's called a Silver Fizz
- Include an egg yolk and it's a Gold Fizz
- Royal Fizz = whole egg included
- Diamond Fizz is when you replace soda with champaign.
- Add a dash of green mint creme and you get a Green Fizz
- IBA's version, too little gin. Can't get the taste of gin as the citrus completely overpowers it. Either that or I'm just an alkie who likes her drinks strong, hehe. I mean, what's the point of drinking a cocktail if I can't taste the spirit? Might as well just have a packet of juice, right?
- Also their version makes it too lemony. Less tart and a bit more sugar preferred
- Using a chilled tumbler keeps the drink for cooler slightly longer. It also makes your first few sip damn awesome on a hot sweaty day when the ice cold glass touches your lips.
- Drink it fast, otherwise the Malaysian heat melts it away and the gas will escape and all you're left with is a flat, sour, lukewarm drink which is blah.
|For shizzle, mah fizzle.|
6 cl Gin (I used Gordon's, which is a london dry)
3 cl Fresh lemon juice
1.5 cl Sugar syrup
Top up with Soda water
Served in chilled glass with some cubes of large ice.
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