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Ramos Gin Fizz

Posted by Reese on 2009-07-19 @ 02:50pm

I’m back in action and ready to take on a new cocktail!  This week I’m going to cover another drink that’s been on my Todo list for a long time but, for lack of a better word, I’ve been avoiding it.  The cocktail in question is the Ramos Gin Fizz.  My inspiration for finally tackling this classic watching Marvin at the Carousel Bar carefully craft them during Tales of the Cocktail.  Each one, although time consuming was carefully prepared.

Invented by Harry Ramos at the bar in Meyer’s Restaurant in New Orleans, LA in 1888 the Ramos Gin Fizz is a bit time consuming.  Originally this drink called for 10-12 minutes of shaking to reach the consistency necessary.  Generally they would accomplish this by handing the shaker off from one person to another.  Now you can see why I was a bit leery to feature this one.  However, that being said there are rumors you can achieve the same effect using less ice and a blender.  So, my arms may survive the experience afterall.

Ramos Gin Fizz (Joy of Mixology)
2 oz Gin
1 oz Cream
1 Egg White
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Orange Flower Water
Club Soda
2 Half Orange Wheels for Garnish
1) Combine everything, except the soda, in a blender
2) Add enough ice to fill one champagne flute
3) Blend until smooth
4) Divide between two champagne flutes
5) Top each with club soda<
6) Garnish with the orange wheels

To get your Ramos Gin Fizz experience started take a look at another great video featuring Chris McMillian.