|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 17mg||83%|
|*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.|
The gin fizz is a classic mixed drink that is much like a whiskey fizz. The main difference is in the base spirit. There are a number of other "fizz" cocktails to enjoy; all are very refreshing, easy to mix up, and can take on a different personality depending on the customizations you make.
Nearly identical to the popular Tom Collins, the gin fizz has a very light, sour citrus flavor that allows the gin to shine against the soda's sparkle. The two gin highballs share every ingredient, though the Collins uses a little more lemon juice, and lime is a popular option in the fizz.
The egg white is also a key difference. An authentic gin fizz (sometimes called a silver fizz) should include it, but many drinkers today choose to leave it out. Using the egg white does make a big impact in the fizz, providing a luscious mouthfeel and frothy top that makes an enjoyable drink.
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Gather the ingredients.
Pour the gin, lemon or lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white (if using) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously, about 30 seconds if using the egg white, to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients. For an extra-frothy drink, discard the ice and dry shake for a few more seconds.
Top with soda and garnish with a lemon or lime peel. Serve and enjoy.
Raw Egg Warning
Consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs poses a risk of foodborne illness.
- The gin fizz is an excellent mixed drink when exploring gin brands and will be slightly different with each one you pour. It doesn't have to be top-shelf or any particular style; genever is a classic choice.
- The choice between lemon and lime juice is a personal one. Try lemon with sweeter gins or those with a lighter juniper profile. Lime is a good choice with drier, juniper-forward options like a classic London dry gin.
- If you include the egg, do the "sink or float test" to ensure it's fresh. When placed in a glass of water, fresh eggs will sink to the bottom.
There are many variations on the gin fizz, and it's often as simple as changing a single ingredient.
- Replace the simple syrup with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar and shake well.
- A fresh sour mix can replace the citrus juice and simple syrup. Pour about 1 ounce, then adjust to taste on the next round.
- The royal fizz uses an entire egg rather than the white alone. This will give your drink a foamy top as well as a slightly eggier flavor.
- For a golden fizz, switch from an egg white to an egg yolk. You'll lose the foam but have a drink with a little more egg flavor.
- To make a diamond fizz, use sparkling wine instead of soda in the original gin fizz recipe.
- If you add a dash of green crème de menthe to the gin fizz, you'll have a green fizz.
- Skip the soda and you have a gin sour.
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What Is the Difference Between a Gin Fizz and a Tom Collins?
The gin fizz and the Tom Collins contain the same basic ingredients: gin, lemon juice, simple syrup or sugar, and soda water. The gin fizz is shaken for a fizzy drink and sometimes includes an egg white for more froth. The Tom Collins is stirred and tends to be a taller drink.