Classic Gin Fizz Cocktail

Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

The Spruce

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
272 Calories
1g Fat
24g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail
Amount per serving
Calories 272
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 9g
Calcium 48mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

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  3. Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.

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  4. Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.

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  5. Top off with soda water.

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  6. Garnish with a cherry.

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    Variations on the Gin Fizz

  7. Royal Fizz - add an entire egg

  8. Golden Fizz - add an egg yolk

  9. Diamond Fizz - use sparkling wine instead of soda

  10. Green Fizz - add a dash of creme de menthe

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.