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Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe - get busy with the fizzy

Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe - get busy with the fizzy

A Gin Fizz is the best-known cocktail in the fizz family and was traditionally shaken for 12 long minutes!  Nowadays a couple of minutes is deemed perfectly adequate. Hugely popular in America between 1900 and the 1940s and a New Orleans specialty the Gin Fizz was so popular that bars would employ teams of bartenders to take turns shaking the drinks. A Gin Fizz contains gin (not too much of a surprise there) lemon juice, and sugar, which are shaken with ice, poured into a tumbler and topped with carbonated water.


60ml Gin

Juice of half a lemon

1 tsp powdered sugar

Carbonated water



 How to mix

Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker and fill up with ice cubes. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold then strain into a tall glass filled with more ice and top up with sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon slice.

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