Discover the Ramos Gin Fizz
A frothy cocktail well worth the effort
photo: Andrew Thomas Lee
1½ oz. gin (Kimball House uses Citadelle)
¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. heavy cream
1 egg white
8 drops orange flower water plus 5 more for garnish
1 oz. orange seltzer water plus more to top (Kimball house uses Boylan seltzer)
Put a fizz glass in the freezer. Make sure orange seltzer is very cold.
Shake all ingredients (except for orange seltzer) without ice very vigorously for 30 seconds. Add a 2-inch ice cube and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Add 5 or 6 1-inch cubes of ice and shake very vigorously for another full minute.
Take the fizz glass out of the freezer. Add 1 ounce of orange seltzer to the fizz glass. Double-strain drink into glass up to the top. Put in the freezer for 10 minutes to let the meringue set. Pull out of freezer and let sit out for an additional 5 minutes to thaw if frozen. Top with orange seltzer (about an ounce and half) to let the head rise out of the glass 2 inches. Add 5 more drops orange flower water to the top for garnish.
Cocktail recipe from Kimball House in Decatur, Georgia
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