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Step into the enchanting world of mixology, where classic elegance meets a frothy, citrusy delight. This captivating cocktail is a harmonious symphony of flavors, a potion that bewitches the senses and transports you to a bygone era of refined indulgence.
Born amidst the swirling jazz rhythms of New Orleans in the late 1800s, the Ramos Gin Fizz is a true testament to the artistry and dedication of the craft of bartending. It's said that its creator, Henry C. Ramos, was so protective of his secret recipe that he would employ a cadre of "shaker boys" to shake the cocktail for an incredible 12 minutes, creating an ethereal, cloud-like froth that was nothing short of magical.
As you raise this effervescent masterpiece to your lips, you're not just sipping a cocktail; you're savoring a piece of history. The Ramos Gin Fizz is a journey through time, a testament to the artistry of the craft, and a reminder that even the simplest of ingredients, when combined with precision and passion, can create something truly magical.
Photo by home mixologist and Elevated Craft Crew member Tehmina Y. who jokingly says,
"I can shake with one hand while I put away all of the ingredients that go into this drink with the other hand."
2 oz of gin
¾ oz of simple syrup
½ oz of fresh lemon juice
½ oz of fresh lime juice
½ oz of heavy cream
1-3 drops of orange flower water
1 egg white or vegan sub
Dry shake all ingredients (other than club soda) in your Hybrid Cocktail Shaker for one minute.
Add ice and wet shake for another 30-60 seconds.
Strain into a Collins glass.
Top with chilled club soda
First mixed in 1888 by Henry Charles “Carl” Ramos at the Imperial Cabinet Saloon in New Orleans. Originally called The New Orleans Fizz, the cocktail became so popular after its creation that it took on the name of its creator.