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.
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp powdered sugar
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.