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Gin Fizz: Classic and Refreshing

Gin fizz is one of the most famous gin-based cocktails. Discover the very few ingredients you'll need and how to make it, from the choice of gin to garnishes.

 

23 May, 2022
Average: 4 (2 votes)

serves for

1

ingredients

Gin
1 1/2 OZ (45 ml)
Lemon Juice
1 OZ (30 ml) (fresh)
Sugar Syrup
1/3 OZ (10 ml)
Soda
a splash

Garnish
Slice of lemon / lemon zest

Glass
High tumbler (Highball)

Equipment
Jigger - shaker - citrus peeler - fruit tweezers

Method
Shake and double strain

Step 01

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Fill the shaker up to 3/4 of its capacity with ice.

Step 02

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Using the manual juicer, squeeze 1 OZ (30 ml) of lemon directly into the jigger to check the exact amount, and then pour it into the shaker.

Step 03

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Measure 1/3 OZ (10 ml) of sugar syrup with the jigger and pour into the shaker.

Step 04

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Measure 1 1/2 OZ (45 ml) of gin with the jigger and pour into the shaker.

Step 05

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Close the shaker and shake vigorously until the outer surface of the container becomes very cold.

Step 06

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Open the shaker and pour the cocktail into the glass you have chosen to use, using a double strain to prevent pieces of ice from ending up inside.

Step 07

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Add a splash of soda water directly into the glass.

Step 08

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Garnish with lemon zest and serve.

HISTORY
The birth of the gin fizz dates back to the end of the eighteenth century, when the officers of the English navy, who used gin to fight fever, decided to add lemon to it to conserve vitamin C and thus prevent scurvy. With the subsequent addition of Soda, the recipe was complete and destined for success. Gin fizz represented the perfect after-work cocktail: thirst-quenching, regenerating, fresh and acidic at the right point. For this, it became the most loved by the workers who, before returning home, allowed themselves a short stop at the bar.

CURIOSITY
Gin fizz is the progenitor of the 'fizz' category, which includes all those slightly sparkling cocktails consisting of alcohol, a sour juice, usually lemon, and soda. It was created as a variant of the oldest 'sour' cocktails, made up of alcohol and a 'sour', a pre-mix based on lemon juice, egg white and sugar. The main characteristic of the 'fizzes' is that it is very refreshing.

VARIANTS
There are numerous variations of gin fizz, such as silver fizz to which egg white is added; or the golden fizz, in which egg yolk is added instead. Sparkling wine is added to the diamond fizz, while a splash of mint cream is added to the green fizz.

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Ivan Della Nave

Ivan Della Nave

Born in 1994, Ivan Della Nave was fascinated by art and passionate about photography from a very young age.

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