DrinkUp: Ramos Gin Fizz

If you have never had a  Ramos Gin Fizz, one of New Orleans’ cocktail gifts to the world, this morning might be the perfect time to try your first one. Trust me, this is a cocktail made for the ‘before-noon’ crowd. Henry Ramos invented this frothy sensation at his Imperial Cabinet Saloon in the 1880s. Just be warned, it takes a whole lotta shaking.



  • 1 ½ oz Hendrick’s gin (or gin of your choice)
  • 1 egg white ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 drops of orange flower water
  • 2 oz cream
  • Soda water
  • Slice of Orange to garnish (see it has fruit)

1. In a mixing glass, combine egg, juices, flower water, simple syrup, and cream.

2. Shake without ice to emulsify the egg.

3. Add gin and ice. Shake again, vigorously.

4. Strain into a Collins glass (no ice) and top with soda water.

5. Whip gently with straw or bar spoon to encourage the foam.

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