Gin Fizz

The most classic of fizzes.

The gin iteration of the classic 19th-century fizz template may be the most famous, but rightly so, especially when it comes to warm-weather drinking. The herbal, citrusy character of the base spirit shows well alongside the sweet-sour combo of citrus and simple syrup, all lightened by soda water and egg white. Note, the fizz is not served over ice—it’s meant to be slurped quickly and efficiently without the addition of extra dilution.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • 1 egg white
  • soda water

  1. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and an egg white to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a fizz or highball glass.
  4. Top with soda water.

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