Classic Gin Fizz Cocktail

Refreshing Cold Egg Gin Fizz
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  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
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The Gin Fizz is a classic mixed drink that is much like a Whiskey Fizz, the main difference is found in the base spirit used. These two drinks are not alone as a number have taken the 'fizz' name over the years.

The Gin Fizz has a very light, sour citrus flavor that allows the gin to shine through. Because of this, using a good, quality gin is recommended. It doesn't have to be the best gin in the house, though it's important to be aware that there is little in the drink to mask a cheap gin's undesirable notes.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.
  3. Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
  4. Top off with soda water.
  5. Garnish with a cherry.

Variations on the Gin Fizz

  • Royal Fizz - add an entire egg
  • Golden Fizz - add an egg yolk
  • Diamond Fizz - use sparkling wine instead of soda

Options When Making This Drink

  • Instead of the juice and sugar, you can use either juice and simple syrup or a fresh sour mix.
  • The choice between lemon and lime is a personal one, though lime with the really dry London dry gins and lemon with those that have a lighter juniper profile seem to pair well together.
  • An egg is often used in a Gin Fizz and some variations switch up the portion of the egg used. Though it is optional, an egg white Gin Fizz (sometimes called a Silver Fizz) is just a little bit better and more interesting than one made without it (which makes the drink, essentially, a Gin Rickey). Try this one with an egg and see what you think.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 272
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 62 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Protein 9 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)