The Ramos Gin Fizz
They say love comes with time, nourishment and shaking things up a little when necessary. If this is the case, the Ramos Gin Fizz is amor in a Collins glass.
Known as “the 12 minute cocktail,” the Ramos Gin Fizz is known as the most time-consuming beverage in hooch history. Fluffy, light and creamy with a delicate citrus tang, the Gin Fizz is a seemingly complex concoction that will impress any party guest. Named after its creator Henry C Ramos in the 1880s, the Ramos Gin Fizz gained popularity in New Orleans and soon spread worldwide through the early 1900s.
Bartenders traditionally take turns shaking the concoction, which is passed down the bar until the combination of egg white, cream and sugar expand into an airy consistency. Up to 20 bartenders have been known to work on the cocktail at one time during its peak popularity, making it the most interactive drink in history.
Citrus notes cut through the light cream consistency with the addition of lemon, lime and orange flower water, which finishes with a slight fizz from the addition of soda. More recent variations of the recipe allow for less mixing time, though ambitious bartenders can always shake it back to its roots.
Ramos Gin Fizz
1.5 oz St. Augustine Distillery Gin
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz lime juice
1 oz heavy cream
1 egg white
5 drops orange flower water
1 oz soda water
Combine all ingredients except soda water in large cocktail shaker and and dry shake with no ice for 1 minute. Add ice and shake for 1 minute. Strain over 2 oz of soda water in a Collins glass. Garnish with an orange peel.