Citrus Fizz

Citrus Fizz

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 drink
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
144 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 59mg 295%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 325mg 7%
*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 citrus fizz is an interesting fruit mocktail that takes on the feel of many of the classic fizz cocktails, like the gin fizz or Ramos fizz. It has a fascinating taste and is a lot of fun to mix up.

In this non-alcoholic drink, you'll combine orange, lemon, and lime juices with a bit of grenadine for sweetness and color. It is then shaken with an egg to produce a wonderfully frothy drink. It's actually a fascinating beverage designed to replicate those famous cocktails and you won't even miss the liquor.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon grenadine

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sparkling water, to taste

  • Orange slice, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Citrus Fizz ingredients

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  2. In a cocktail shaker without ice, add the juices, grenadine, and egg.

    In a cocktail shaker without ice, add the juices, grenadine, and egg

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  3. Dry shake to break up the egg and mix the ingredients.

    Dry shake to break up the egg and mix the ingredients

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  4. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.

    Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously

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  5. Strain into a chilled collins glass.

    Strain cocktail into a chilled collins glass

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  6. Top off with sparkling water and stir gently.

    Top off the cocktail with sparkling water

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  7. Garnish with an orange slice. Serve and enjoy.

    Citrus Fizz garnished with an orange slice

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Raw Egg Warning

Consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.

Tips

  • The three citrus juices are what makes this drink and it will be much better if you use fresh-squeezed juice. This is particularly true of the lemon and lime and while you have the juicer out, you might as well do the oranges, too.
  • Many people are wary of drinking raw eggs of any kind. It is what makes the drink great, but feel free to skip it if you like.
  • When using eggs in drinks, the key is to ensure they're fresh. A quick test will help you determine an egg's freshness: Place the egg in a glass of water and if it sinks, it is fresh. Floating eggs should be discarded.
  • For the best drink, dry shake it without ice, then shake a second time with ice. This is an important step for any egg cocktail and even though there is no liquor in this drink, the same rules apply.
  • Feel free to use any light carbonated beverage you prefer. Mineral water, club soda, and lemon-lime soda are all excellent options.

Recipe Variations

This drink was a somewhat popular bar drink for many years before the turn of the 21st century. It went under a rather derogatory name that alluded to a drinker's inability to handle their liquor. While we prefer to not repeat that name, there were a number of variations on this drink that are worth trying.

  • Skip the lime and use pineapple instead.
  • Mix grapefruit and orange juices, skipping either the lemon or lime.
  • Use equal parts orange, pineapple, and grapefruit.
  • The egg white will give the drink a great silky texture and create a foam on top after shaking. The yolk is where the eggy flavor comes from. You can separate the egg and use one or the other depending on your preference. Also, one part of the egg may work better with a certain juice combo and you'll just have to experiment to see what you like best.