Royal Gin Fizz

What a better way to finish our egg-inspired month than with a sumptuous cocktail?

We first tried this amazing old-fashioned drink at , one of our fav spots in downtown Montreal This bistro with an English flare is a must in the city for cocktails! They even make their own tonic and ginger ale from scratch (amongst other things)… how cool? The Tavern uses Prosecco while Champagne is more traditional but any bubbly will do! For this recipe, we used our favorite bubbly: Cava!

A bit of history…

Fizzes we first mentionned in the mid-19th century when six recipes were included in The Bon Vivant’s Companion (1862), the first cocktail book ever printed. In America, this concoction became hugely popular between 1900 and the 1940′s, especially in New Orleans where it became a local specialty. The legendary bartender Trader Vic once descibded a fizz as “an early-morning drink with a definite purpose – a panacea for hang-overs”.

A traditional Gin Fizz includes gin, lemon juice, sugar, topped off with soda, shaken with ice and preferably served in a highball glass with two big ice cubes. Over time many variations were created and sparkling wine is now often use to replace the soda. Eggs are also often added, to smooth out the sharpness of the gin and citrus while adding a unique velvety texture. By definition, a Silver Fizz incorporates egg whites; a Golden Fizz includes an egg yolk; and a Royal Fizz uses the whole egg.

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Find it

  • 50 ml Gin
  • 25 ml Lemon Juice (better fresh!)
  • 12.5 ml Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White
  • Bubbly

*Note: if you’re uncertain about  drinking raw eggs, you can use powdered egg whites.

If you want to do your own simple syrup, just follow this easy recipe.

Just add 1 part water in 2 parts sugar and set on high eat. Stir until sugar disolves and bring to a boil. Add water if needed to reach a syrup consistency. Transfer mixture to another recipient and let  it cool.

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This super cute medicial bottle is perfect for occasional use! I found it at the lovely boutique in Brooklyn!

Make it

  1. Dry Shake all ingredients (except bubbly) for a little while
  2. Add ice and shake a bit more
  3. Strain into a highball glass over ice cubes
  4. Add bubbely
  5. Garnish with lemon if desired

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If you prefer yours drinks a bit sweet, juice up a Meyer lemon instead!

Also, you can put a twist on this drink by using the small batches handcrafts flavored simple syrups from Brooklyn. Just go ahead and replace the simple syrup by their Lavender & Lemon or Rose Simple syrup! For more recipes visit .

Royal Gin Fizz is refreshing and delightful, perfect for Spring!

Be on the lookout for our last eggalicious recipe this week!

6 thoughts on “Royal Gin Fizz

  1. I’ve always wanted to try a gin fizz! I’ve lived in New Orleans nearly my whole life and I LOVE gin (so what’s stopping me, right?) -Well in Nola the (Ramos) Gin Fizz is super $$! Especially at the Sazerac and Carousel Bars. I’m totes trying your recipe now, can’t wait!!

    • We really want to go visit New Orleans! Yes I’ve heard Ramos was quite the thing over there! The Ramos Gin Fizz is topped off with soda instead of bubbly and also incorporates an ounce of heavy cream plus a few drops of orange flower water which sounds delicious! Have to try that soon! To achieve a perfect texture don’t be shy on the shaking! Enjoy!

    • Funny you mention! This shaker is truly old-school and belonged to our mom. I found it recently while unpacking and just ADORE it! It’s pretty cool that everytime we make a drink we get to be reminded of our mom :) Good luck finding a rokin’ shaker and enjoy the drink!

  2. The egg is a very interesting ingredient for a cocktail. I see eggs being a big trend to add to almost everything. Thanks for sharing!

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