The Ramos Gin Fizz
- 1 ½ oz gin
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz heavy cream
- 1 egg white
- Few drops of orange flower water
- Optional secret ingredient: Few drops of vanilla extract
- Top off with soda (Should be 1-2 oz or else you’ll be watering down the drink)
Put ingredients into shaker tin (excluding the soda water). Do a dry shake, you’ll want to shake it really well. Add the ice and re-shake to chill the drink and then double strain into a zombie glass. Next top off the glass with the soda water. The soda water acts to help create a more “stable” foam. Garnish with a straw and lime (optional).
Also note that you should chill the glass beforehand as there’s no ice in this drink.
This classic cocktail was created from New Orleans and has a long history. This was a very popular drink back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. For more details, check it out at Wikipedia. I hear that the original recipe calls for 12 minutes of shaking!
This is not the simplest drink to make at first. I suggest you try it out at Pourhouse and watch them make it. They make a great Ramos Gin Fizz.
Definitely a drink worth trying in your life.