If there’s a cocktail recipe you need to have tucked into your cocktail shaker this summer, it’s for this delicious and refreshing Gin Fizz cocktail! YUM!

The Gin Fizz is a tasty twist on a classic Gin Sour and just as popular Tom Collins drink and in truth, at the end of the day, is just a downright delicious drink – and a super easy one to prepare.

I might be quite the connoisseur in drinking gin, but not so much in making cocktails. As such, we’re lucky to have the clever folk from Gin Loot in the barman’s seat to give us the scoop on what’s what:

The Gin Fizz is a classic gin highball. As part of the Gin Sour family of drinks, all you need to do is add soda water, and you have a Gin Fizz! A Gin Fizz is served without ice. More often than not, this drink features egg white and is sometimes called a Silver Fizz.

A Tom Collins is another mix of gin, citrus, sugar and soda water. Seve this one with plenty of ice!

Whatever options you choose to drink your gin, and whichever name you want to give your drink, you are guaranteed to have one tasty beverage – you can’t go wrong with a good bottle of gin. Just ask any gin drinker (wink, wink). Try the Gin Fizz recipe below and get ready to wow your tastebuds.

How to make a next-level Gin Fizz cocktail

Makes: 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 60ml Gin – Gin Loot recommends either Seppeltsfield Road Barossa Shiraz Gin or Wolf Lane Davidson Plum Gin
  • 20ml Lemon juice (skip the bottled lemon juice and pick up a REAL lemon instead!))
  • 20ml Sugar syrup (1 part sugar: 1 part water if you want to make your own)
  • Soda water (approx. 30ml-45ml)
  • 1 Egg white (optional)
  • Ice Cubes (for cocktail shaker only)
  • Lemon peel to garnish and make your drink look FANCY
  • Small highball glass

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the soda water, ice and lemon peel to the cocktail shaker.
  2. Securely seal the shaker without ice and shake vigorously to emulsify the egg white.
  3. Remove the cocktail shaker lid and fill the shaker to the brim with cubes of ice. Securely replace the lid and shake the cocktail shaker hard for 30 seconds (just like you see in the movies!).
  4. Use a fine strainer to our the liquid into a small highball glass without ice.
  5. Add a splash of cold soda water to top up your glass.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lemon on the edge of your glass or a strip of lemon peel in your drink and sip straight away. SO GOOD!

Top Tips for a Gin Fizz cocktail

Here is Tim Laferla, Gin Loot’s resident GINius’ top tips for a Gin Fizz cocktail

“Flavoured gins can work exceptionally well in a Gin Fizz – just make sure if it has some sweetness to reduce the amount of sugar syrup you add (to taste).

Traditionally, a Gin Fizz is served without ice in a highball glass. Just remember to chill your glass in the freezer for five minutes before you fill it, to keep your drink colder and fresher for longer.

If you are vegan, but still want all the benefits of the fluffy egg white, use aquafaba (the brine from tinned chickpeas) instead.”

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Make sure your cocktail glasses are COLD, guys! Source: Bigstock

They’re brilliant and ever so useful tips for making a gin fizz cocktail, thanks, Tim! For more great gin ideas – or to buy gin or even sign up for a gin subscription – yes. it’s a thing! Head on over to Gin Loot, today!

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