Ramos Gin Fizz

The New Orleans-born Ramos is among the best-loved classics out there, an ethereal and strangely light cocktail of gin and citrus, with cream and soda and an elusive touch of orange blossom water.

What You Will Need

Ramos Gin Fizz
Even though it's made with cream and egg white, this classic drink is ethereally light.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. London dry gin
  • 1 medium egg white
  • 34 oz. simple syrup
  • 12 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 12 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 12 oz. half-and-half
  • 3 dashes orange blossom water (also called orange flower water)

Instructions

  1. In an empty cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously for at least one minute. Fill the shaker three-quarters full with ice, and shake vigorously again for at least one minute.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass with no ice, then add 2 ounces of club soda. (The drink will be foamy. Add any excess foam from the cocktail shaker on top.) Garnish with an orange wedge and serve immediately with a straw.
Ramos Gin Fizz
Ramos Gin FizzMatt Taylor-Gross