The Ramos Gin Fizz is another vintage cocktail that soared in popularity during the early 1900’s and through prohibition. Unfortunately the “Fizz” category of drinks fell off for some time until making a comeback more recently with the cocktail revival that we have thankfully experienced as of late. The “Fizz” drinks refer to a drink that contains lemon, lime or a combination of both and soda water. This drink is very easy to make and if building drinks is something you enjoy doing anyway you probably have most of the ingredients already.
1 ½ oz Gin (I use Broker’s Gin, it’s got just enough floral flavors and sweetness and works very well in this drink.)
¾ oz Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water combined over heat)
½ oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
½ oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Egg white
1 oz Cream (I use heavy cream)
3 Drops of Orange Flower Water (This might be hard to find in stores I recommend going to amazon.com and buying Fee Brother’s Orange Flower Water. Fee Brothers also makes several other flower waters that are really good and this allows you to mix and match)
Place all your ingredients into your shaking tin and shake hard without ice for about one minute. This allows all the ingredients to combine very well, especially the egg. After shaking place some large ice cubes in your shaker and shake for another minute.
Double strain into a chilled Collins glass, top the drink off with about 2-3 ounces of soda water and serve immediately.
If you’ve done it right you’ll get a wonderful creamy, slightly sweet, slightly tart, floral drink that has an amazing frothy foam on top that you wont be able to get until you’re through with the drink and believe me it’s worth the wait.