|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||25%|
|*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 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.
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.
Top off with soda water.
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
Green Fizz - add a dash of creme de menthe
Options When Making This Drink
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.