What is a Ramos Gin Fizz?
A Ramos Gin Fizz is a luxurious cocktail that marries the botanical flavors of gin with the creaminess of egg white and cream, elevated by the effervescence of soda water. Its frothy texture and balanced taste have made it a beloved classic for over a century.
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz heavy cream
- 1 egg white (about 1 oz)
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons superfine sugar or simple syrup
- 2-3 drops of orange flower water (optional but traditional)
- Soda water (to top)
- Ice cubes
- In your Elixir Mixer, combine the gin, heavy cream, egg white, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar or simple syrup, and orange flower water.
- Without adding ice, whisk on speed 2 froth the mixture. This is known as a "dry shake" and helps to emulsify the egg white.
- Add ice to your Elixir Mixer to chill all the ingredients.
- Strain the mixture into a glass, leaving some space at the top.
- Slowly top with soda water, allowing the froth to rise above the rim of the glass.
Why is it called a Ramos Gin Fizz?
The cocktail was created by Henry C. Ramos in New Orleans and has been a signature of the city ever since.
What's the purpose of the egg white?
The egg white adds a rich, frothy texture to the drink, making it creamy without being heavy.
How important is orange flower water?
While you can make a Gin Fizz without it, the orange flower water adds a unique floral note that sets the Ramos Gin Fizz apart from other variations.
Is there any concern about raw egg whites?
Consuming raw egg whites may pose a risk, so it's important to use fresh eggs and ensure they're properly stored. If you're concerned, you can use pasteurized egg whites available in most grocery stores.
How does this differ from a regular Gin Fizz?
The Ramos Gin Fizz includes cream and orange flower water, whereas the classic Gin Fizz does not.
Enjoy this creamy and effervescent delight, and let the frothy magic of the Ramos Gin Fizz transport you to the vibrant streets of New Orleans!
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