Imperial (Whiskey) Fizz Recipe

Classic Imperial Fizz Cocktail Recipe
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
177 Calories
0g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail
Amount per serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 2g
Calcium 45mg 3%
*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 fizz family of cocktails uses soda and sugar for the "fizz" feel and sound. They differ from one another by the base spirit and the occasionally added flavors. In the case of the Imperial Fizz, the spirit of choice is whiskey.

Sometimes called a Whiskey Fizz, this easy highball is the perfect way to transform your favorite whiskey into a tall, refreshing drink for summer or anytime when you want to add a little sparkle to your drinks. It is very similar to the classic Highball, and simply adds a little sweet and sour to the mix to give it more depth.

Traditionally, the whiskey used in this recipe has been blended. However, there are many great whiskeys available and almost any of them work great in this transparent drink.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.

  3. Fill with the soda.