Saturday, September 8, 2007

Cream Gin Fizz

1½ oz London Dry Gin
1½ oz Milk*
2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 tsp Sugar
1 oz Club Soda

Dissolve sugar in lime juice, then place in a cocktail shaker along with gin, milk and plenty of ice. Shake well. Pour into a tall glass, leaving a little room on top. add soda water. Stir quickly to make it foam , then serve immediately.

This drink is a bit easier to make than a Ramos Gin Fizz. First it uses fewer ingredients and doesn't incorporate egg whites. With any cream or milk based fizz drinks, the trick is to shake the hell out of them to get a good foam. I use large ice cubes also, for some reason it helps to get that good foam.

I made one modification to the recipe in Sippin' Safari and that was to replace milk with half 'n half cream (18%) and a splash of milk. This recipe calls for 2oz of lime juice which will curdle your milk and make for a chunky gin fizz, which isn't very appetizing.

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