Happy Hour Tuesday!
There is a category of drinks that you all surely have heard of: it’s the Fizz family, characterized by lemon or lime juice and carbonated water. This drink is presented in a multitude of variations, many of which give it a different name depending on which ingredients characterize it. The classic Gin Fizz however, which appeared for the first time in 1887 in the Bartender’s Guide written by a famous american bartender, Jerry Thomas, is the most known. Made, as the name suggests, with gin, lemon juice and carbonated water, Gin Fizz becomes Silver Fizz (+egg white), Golden Fizz (+egg yolk), Royal Fizz (+whole egg), Diamond Fizz (+sparkling wine instead of carbonated water), and the list goes on and on. In our case, we are adding Rometti Limoncello, thus we will have… Lemon Gin Fizz!
If you are somewhat of a drink expert, or simply a drink lover, you probably noticed that Gin Fizz uses the same ingredients of a Tom Collins, with the exception that the Tom Collins is made with a sweetened variety of gin, very hard to find, called “Old Tom Gin” and the proportion are slightly different.
Timeless and extremely refreshing, Lemon Gin Fizz is the drink that will bubble up your days any time, anywhere!
2 oz Gin
4/5 oz Rometti Limoncello
3/4 oz Club Soda
Lemon slice to garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in gin and Rometti Limoncello. You won’t need sugar, since the Limoncello will already give it a hint of sweetness. Shake vigorously. Pour into a highball and add club soda to it. Garnish with a lemon slice.
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