Last Updated on June 11, 2023 by Leah Hall
This classic Gin Fizz cocktail recipe is balanced, sweet and tart, and has an egg white foam topping! It’s a quick one too! Make one soon!
The gin fizz is a classic cocktail that is like a whiskey fizz. The difference is the base spirit, duh! Fizz cocktails are very refreshing, easy to make, and can easily change the flavors or ingredients to make it your own very easily!
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What’s the Difference Between a Tom Collins and a Gin Fizz?
Gin Fizzes are shaken to make foam, Tom Collins are often stirred and are served over ice. Gin Fizzes are not served on ice.
The gin fizz cocktail recipe has a light, sour flavor that allows the gin to stand out. The two gin highballs share every ingredient, except the Gin Fizz has the egg white.
An authentic gin fizz should include the egg white, but people may choose to leave it out. Using the egg white makes a luscious mouthfeel and fluffy top that makes a tasty and fun to drink cocktail.
Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe
For this Gin Fizz, you will want to use the high quality gin! The better the gin, the better the cocktail. If you have a local gin you like, try that. If you have a more citrus gin you like, try that. We prefer a London Dry Gin in this, but use what you like, as the gin stands out in this, and you want something that you enjoy drinking.
Dry Shake! The Trick to the Beautiful Egg White Foam
Adding egg whites to cocktails? If you have been around here a while, you already know our love of egg white cocktails! We hope that you have tried it out too, because adding egg whites is traditional to craft cocktails!
You won’t taste the egg, but it makes the drink creamy and gives a beautiful foam top to the drink.
Cocktails are shaken with together with ice in a cocktail shaker, you know this! But, this Gin Fizz calls for what is called a Dry Shake.
A Dry Shake means you shake the ingredients first in the shaker without ice. Then, you add the ice and shake again. This shaking method is used with many cocktails that have an egg white, and the result speak for themselves.
What’s a Vegan Egg White Substitute for Egg Whites?
Many of you have asked what to do if you don’t eat eggs, or just have an aversion to them in your cocktails? The answer is Aquafaba. Aquafaba is the liquid that is in a can of chickpeas. We have used it in quite a few cocktails like the Blood Orange Gin Sour. Because it is starchy, it works as a binder similar to an egg.
About 2 tablespoons of aquafaba equals 1 egg white, so you can use that amount of aquafaba in this recipe as a replacement to an egg white. It makes similar foam!
What cocktail shaker do I need?
Cocktail shakers are essential (especially for us!) and it’s worth buying one. A shaker quickly chills your cocktails by shaking them with ice, or with dry shaking. There are those 3 part shakers that have the lid you can remove to pour out the liquid, but we prefer a Parisian or Boston shaker that don’t have those lids, which means less chance of leaking. Then you need a Hawthorn strainer, too. But, we think that is necessary, too!
If you don’t have a shaker, or don’t want to buy one, you can use a glass mason jar. Use it in the same way you would a shaker. When pouring the cocktail you can use a Hawthorne strainer if you have one, or even a fine mesh strainer will do the trick!
Gin Fizz Variations
For a fruity spin on this drink, try a Sloe Gin Fizz made with sloe gin instead of gin. Or, add rosemary sprigs, thyme or mint leaves into the shaker when you shake. Berries would be lovely in this, as would swapping out the lemon juice with lime or grapefruit juice. The combinations won’t end!
We enjoy sweet and tangy cocktails, and this one is right up our alley, and we hope you try it!
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Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Gin Fizzes
- Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz – Burrata and Bubbles
- Raspberry Gin Fizz – Midwest Nice Blog
- Earl Grey Gin Fizz – Bonappeteach
- Cucumber Gin Fizz – My Baking Addiction
- Grapefruit Gin Fizz – Cake N Knife
This classic cocktail, the Gin Fizz is a great egg white and gin cocktail!
- 2 ounces London Dry Gin
- 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- .75 ounce simple syrup
- 1 egg white or 2 Tablespoons aquafaba
- club soda to top, about 1 ounce
- Add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white to a shaker and dry shake (no ice) for about 15 seconds.
- Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and shake until shaker is frosty.
- Double strain into a Collins (tall) glass and top with club soda.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: .2gSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 15.1gFiber: .1gSugar: 13.5gProtein: 3.8g
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