Mid-Morning Fizz

Adapted from Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric

The Mid-Morning Fizz is our take on the classic Ramos Gin Fizz and is our choice for the perfect summer eye-opener. Our variation loses the cream of the original recipe and adds green Chartreuse for a more pronounced spiciness. It is a lighter but more complex cocktail and loves to pair with traditional brunch grub like croque monsieur, burgers, steak and eggs, and especially French toast. Like all cocktails containing egg whites, the Mid-Morning Fizz requires a long, hard and steady shake.

Reprinted with permission from Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric. Copyright (c) 2010 by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric. Photo (c) 2010 John Kernick. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce soda water
  • 1/2 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1 3/4 ounce gin, 100 proof
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • 5 drops orange blossom water
  • 1 egg white

Garnish: orange half-wheel

  1. Pour the Chartreuse into the bottom of a Collins glass.
  2. Fill with large cold ice cubes and add the soda. Place glass in the freezer.
  3. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, orange blossom water and egg white in a mixing glass.
  4. Add ice and shake vigorously to make sure the cocktail has sufficient texture and frothiness.
  5. Remove Collins glass from the freezer, and to achieve a layered effect, strain carefully over the chilled Chartreuse mixture.
  6. Garnish with an orange wheel.