Ramos Gin Fizz
Even though it's made with cream and egg white, this classic drink is ethereally light. Matt Taylor-Gross

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.

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What You Will Need

Yield: makes 1 cocktail
Time: 5 minutes


  • 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)


  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 Fizz Matt Taylor-Gross