A fizz is a refreshing, alcoholic and carbonated cocktail. It is one of the classics in the history of cocktails and, with its numerous variants, forms its own drink group. One of the most famous fizzes is the Gin Fizz, which I present to you here. A modification is e.g. the Sloe Gin Fizz.
- 60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin
- 30 ml/ 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 15 ml/ ½ oz. sugar cane syrup
- Top up with soda water
- Shake all ingredients with ice cubes, except soda water.
- Pour into tumbler.
- Top with soda water.
- Garnish with a lemon slice.
Difference between Fizz and Collins. It is difficult to distinguish between a fizz and a collins because both drinks are sours supplemented with soda water. The recipes are often the same or differ only in details. The “official” recipes for a Gin Fizz and a John Collins differ, for example, in that the Gin Fizz is not “built” in the guest glass, but the sour mix is shaken separately with ice and only then filled with soda in the guest glass. In addition, it is served in a tumbler, while the Collins is served in a Collins or long drink glass.
- Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Sugar cane syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Soda water | USA* | UK* | Germany*
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