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Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

We got to use the Instant Pot for the cherry toasted cream in this! This Gin Fizz Recipe is a tasty one!


One of our favorite things about writing about food and drink is the endless combinations and creations that people make. Also how one little tweak to an ingredient or process can create something entirely different. In fact, just the other day we were reading an article about how the simple act of toasting cream can completely change cream. It changes it from simple and smooth into something that is full of butterscotch and caramel! Plus, this is the perfect Valentine‘s Day Cocktail!


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Cherry Toasted Cream

When you are in the business of mixing flavors into something delicious, finding a way to get more flavors our of an ingredient is a really cool thing. So, naturally we had to give this toasted cream a try and see what this little experiment could inspire in our world of cocktails! Our result is the Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz!

an arrow cocktail pick pieces maraschino cherries that garnish a Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz

Heart Paper Straws / Arrow Garnish Picks / HIghballs

What Ingredients are Needed for the Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz?

  • Gin
  • Orange Flower Water
  • Egg White
  • Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • Toasted Cream
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Cherry Liqueur


When we first read about toasted cream in this article by Serious Eats, it sounded like a really great idea. It seemed to add lots of great flavors to a ingredient we love to use, plus it sounded like a great excuse to play with our brand new Instant Pot! We followed the pressure cooking recipe found in the Serious Eats article and we got a wonderfully browned cream. It had a flavor reminiscent of a cross between butterscotch and a cheesecake, nutty and sweet with a hint of savory caramel.


This little experiment definitely had promise!

A collins glass sits garnished by maraschino cherries a top a rich foam filled Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz

Gold Jigger (like ours, without the handle) / Luxardo Cherries

That cheesecake flavor inspired a thought about a way to use this ingredient in a cocktail! Since Valentine’s Day was coming up, we decided that a cocktail that harnessed a bit of a cheesecake flavor might be a great idea! Cheesecake is one of those rich luxurious desserts that lots of folks find romantic, so why not a cocktail that channels a bit of the luxurious and romantic feel of a cheesecake for a romantic holiday? We just had to find a cocktail that we could make that would make good use of the toasted cream!

A highball glass containing the cherry toasted cream ramos gin fizz cocktail with maraschino cherries for a garnish and doecrative straws.

Ramos Gin Fizz

One cocktail that that we love that uses cream is the classic Ramos Gin Fizz, a cocktail that has been around since the 1880’s. It became a signature cocktail in the New Orleans bar world! Originally invented by Henry C. Ramos to serve at his Imperial Cabinet Saloon. The Ramos Gin Fizz recipe is a great combination of sweet and tart drink with a pillowy, creamy puff of foam on top. We made a great summery cocktail in our Raspberry Peach Ramos Gin Fizz, and we really liked the way that fruit flavors worked in the rich foam.

an arrow cocktail pick pieces maraschino cherries that garnish a Cherry Toasted Cream Ramo Gin Fizz with straws

That pillowy creamy foam is the key to the Ramos Gin Fizz and one of the best ways to make foam in a cocktail is to use a bit of cream. In the case of the Ramos Gin Fizz recipe, they also incorporate an egg white. This combined with the heavy cream, makes for a rich velvety foam that makes for a luxurious sipping experience!

This is where our toasted cream comes in, adding that rich, nutty, toasted flavor into an already delicious cocktail added a whole richer dimension! We also added a little simple syrup to make sure it was sweet like a dessert cocktail should be!


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Decorative straws for two in a tall cocktail glass filled with the Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz, cherries and jigger.

Toasted Cream in A Cocktail

Since this toasted cream reminded us of cheesecake, what better cheesecake is there than a cherry cheesecake? We have a great Tart Cherry Liqueur that we have used in a couple of other cherry recipes (Boozy cherry marshmallows anyone?) that brings a really bright, fresh cherry flavor to whatever we use it in, and this was no exception!


To add a little bit of sweetness, we added in some of that bright red maraschino “cherry” juice from those famous sugar sweet cherries that usually adorn the top of cocktail. The combination of the cherry liqueur and cherry juice gave a nice pinkish color to the foam, making the Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz recipe perfectly festive for Valentine’s Day!


Ramos Gin Fizz

The addition of the cherry and toasted cream to the Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz made for a nice smooth sipping cocktail, the foam rich and luxurious with a hint of nutty sweetness and cherry. The toasted cream adds a nice hint of caramel richness and body to the drink, making the drink feel silky while still staying light and airy! Topped with a couple of bright red cherries, the Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz will be just the thing for your sweetheart!


If you want another great Valentine’s Cocktail try our Blood Orange Gin Sour or Blood Orange Gin Fizz!




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A collins glass sits garnished by maraschino cherries a top a rich foam filled Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos Gin Fizz
Yield: 1

Cherry Toasted Cream Ramos GIn Fizz Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Shake Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A fantastic cherry and toasted cream twist on a classic Ramos Gin Fizz. Be prepared for an arm workout on this cocktail!


Cherry Ramos Gin Fizz

  • 1.50 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce cherry liqueur
  • .50 ounce maraschino cherry juice
  • .50 ounce toasted cream
  • .50 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • .50 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • .50 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 drops orange flower water
  • 1 egg white
  • club soda


Combine all ingredients in a shaker except for club soda.

Dry shake (no ice), and shake and shake and shake until your arms hurt, about 4 minutes.

Add a scoop of ice and shake until your arms hurt again, for about 8-10 minutes total.

You can shake for 30 seconds dry shake and 30 seconds wet shake, so don't feel you have to, but the richness is increased with the longer shaking)

Double strain into a highball glass.

Add a little club soda into shaker and swish around to get the rest of the foam, top the drink.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 2.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 29.6gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 15.9gProtein: 4.3g

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Shaylyn Rae

Friday 2nd of March 2018

The most beautiful and delicious cocktail! Thank you for sharing!

The 'Noms.

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Thanks so much! Hope you try it out, cheers!

Ruthie Ridley (@RuthieRidley)

Friday 9th of February 2018

You always have the best drinks!!! This cocktail is calling my name!!

The 'Noms.

Friday 23rd of February 2018

Thanks so much! Cheers!

Joanie Zisk (@OneDishKitchen)

Friday 9th of February 2018

I haven't had a Ramos Gin Fizz since I lived in New Orleans 20 years ago! The toasted cream element sounds so intriguing. I'm so happy to have found your recipe, this would be a fun (and delicious!) cocktail to make with my husband this weekend.

The 'Noms.

Friday 9th of February 2018

Thank you! We loved this one, and Ramos Gin Fizzes have such a fun flavor, so we just added to it! Cheers!


Thursday 8th of February 2018

Wow! A delicious cocktail that tastes like cheesecake AND looks fabulous? I am so excited to try out this recipe for Valentine's Day. :-)

The 'Noms.

Friday 9th of February 2018

Right?! How can it get any better?! Hope you try it out, cheers!


Thursday 8th of February 2018

Wow not only does this cocktail sound delicious, but your decorations couldn't be cuter! I love the cherries on the arrow toothpick, it is so festive for V day!

The 'Noms.

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Thanks so much! Thought it was perfect for the holiday! Cheers!

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