Silver Gin Fizz

Summertime is the best time to enjoy crisp, refreshing gin-based cocktails, and the gin fizz is no exception. Not to mention, it’s super easy and fun to make, too.

The gin fizz was popular in America as early as 1800. The Boston Globe offered instructions on making a gin fizz in 1882, and the first printed recipe appeared in a cocktail book in Jerry Thomas’s Bartender’s Guide in 1887. It was a very popular cocktail in New Orleans, where variations such as the Ramos Gin Fizz were invented. The silver gin fizz is one of the simpler forms of gin fizz. It is a classic sour, served up in a fizz glass, with some club soda (or a Collins, served up, with an egg white).

Our recipe for the Silver Gin Fizz is as follows:

1.5 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. lemon
3/4 oz. simple syrup
1 large egg white
top with club soda (post-shake)

Dry shake all ingredients except club soda, add ice, shake, and double strain into chilled fizz glass

Top with club soda

Express oil from lemon peel, rub on rim of glass, and discard peel