Ramos Gin Fizz

  • 2 oz London Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream
  • 1 Egg White
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Superfine Sugar
  • 2 – 3 drops of Orange Flower Water
  • Soda Water

Garnish:  Orange Slice

Glass:  Collins

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Combine in a mixing glass the gin, heavy cream, egg white, lemon juice, lime juice and sugar.  Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for a least one minute, preferably two, and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass.  Top up with cold seltzer or club soda.

This is a recipe from Esquire Magazine by David Wondrich.  The cocktail is also known as the New Orleans Fizz or the Gin Fizz and was originally created by Henry Ramos in New Orleans in 1888.  I also tried the recipe from Speakeasy which was great too!

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Bee’s Knees

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Honey Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Garnish:  Lemon Twist

Glass:  Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.  Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for 10 seconds.  Strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

This is a classic cocktail from the Pre-Prohibition era.  This particular recipe is from the book Speakeasy Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only in New York City.

Juliet & Romeo

  • 2 oz Gin
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 Sprig of Mint
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3 drops Rose Water, for garnish
  • 3 drops Angostura Bitters, for garnish

Garnish:  Mint Leaf

Glass:  Coupe/Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Muddler, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Put cucumber slices and salt in a mixing glass and muddle.  Add a sprig of mint, lime juice, simple syrup and shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.  Strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a mint leaf and the drops of bitters and rose water.

This is a recipe from Toby Maloney of The Violet Hour in Chicago.

Jasmine

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz Campari
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice

Garnish:  Lemon Twist

Glass:  Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.  Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for 10 seconds.  Strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a twist of lemon.

This is a recipe I came across in Imbibe Magazine and is attributed to Paul Harrington of Townhouse Bar & Grill in Emeryville, California.

Mid-Morning Fizz

  • 1,75 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 5 Drops Orange Blossom Water
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 oz Club Soda

Garnish:  Orange Half-Wheel

Glass:  Collins

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Pour the Chartreuse into the bottom of a Collins glass and fill with large ice cubes.  Add the club soda and place the glass in the freezer.  Combine the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, orange blossom water, and egg white in a mixing glass.  Shake vigorously for at least 2 minutes in a cocktail shaker.  Strain carefully (to achieve a layered effect) over the chilled Chartreuse.  Garnish with an orange.

This is a recipe from Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only in New York.  It is a variation on the traditional Ramos Gin Fizz, replacing the cream with Green Chartreuse.

Cherry Pop

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 Pitted Cherries (reserve 1 for garnish)

Garnish:  Pitted Cherry

Glass:  Old-Fashioned/Rocks

Tools:  Muddler, Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Muddle 2 pitted cherries with the simple syrup in a mixing glass.  Add remaining ingredients.  Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled ricks glass filled with pebble ice.  Garnish with the reserved cherry.

This is a recipe from The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan and is attributed to Jane Danger of PDT in New York.  The book says:

Jane Danger’s cocktail goes down like soda – or pop, as they call it where she grew up in Minnesota.

The Last Word

  • .75 oz Gin
  • .75 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .75 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • .75 oz Lime Juice

Garnish:  Lime Wheel

Glass:  Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Combine the ingredients into a mixing glass.  Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for 10-15 seconds.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

This is a recipe from the book Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only in New York.