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Happy Brunch Hour: Great Uncle's Gin Fizz

Happy Brunch Hour: Great Uncle's Gin Fizz

I love brunch and even more so, I love brunch cocktails! This past weekend, my great uncle taught me how to make his effervescent, tangy, and delicious gin fizz.

There are many different types of gin fizzes. The simplest version combines gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. The Ramos Gin Fizz, a New Orleans classic, dates back to 1888, and jazzes up the recipe by adding lime juice, cream, orange flower water, and egg white.

My great uncle has perfected his variation to include gin, sugar, cream, lime juice, orange juice, soda water, ice, and one whole egg. The egg made me a little nervous, but it adds a fabulous texture and frothiness to the blended drink. If you don't want to use raw eggs, substitute powdered egg white.

To add a little fizz to your weekend brunch,


Great Uncle's Gin Fizz

Great Uncle's Gin Fizz

Great Uncle's Gin Fizz


  1. 8 ounces Gin (I used Bombay Sapphire)
  2. 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  3. 2 ounces orange juice
  4. 1 whole egg
  5. 4 ounces cream
  6. 5 teaspoons sugar
  7. 8 ounces club soda
  8. ice


  1. Blend gin, lime juice, orange juice, egg, cream, sugar, and ice in a blender until smooth.
  2. Divide among 4 festive glasses. Float 2 ounces of club soda on top of each cocktail and stir to combine. Add a straw and enjoy!

Makes 4 cocktails.

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hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
That sounds and looks so delicious! I'd totally try it with an egg. Protein makes it healthy, right? :D
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I would find pasteurized eggs to use in this recipe to make it a little, um- safer? But it sounds and looks GOOD
nancita nancita 8 years
I have always been nervous about the egg too but this looks delicious and I trust you!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
Gin fizz!!!! This drink is a tradition in my Family on New Year's Day morning. We usually make it without the egg, though.
depeche3 depeche3 8 years
Most places won't serve this because of the raw egg. Does anyone know where we can get one of these without having to make one?
partysugar partysugar 8 years
My dad makes his version with vanilla ice cream instead of cream. Its so good!
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
I have to say the egg part kinda grosses me out.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
wow! never had this! I would totally use the powdered egg though,lol ;)
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
That sounds good. I love gin; I am always on the lookout for new drinks that feature it.
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