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Recipe For Ramos Gin Fizz

Kick Mardi Gras Off Right With a Ramos Gin Fizz

As we head into the weekend, it's time to turn our attention to the very important topic of brunch cocktails. Though a bloody mary or mimosa is the obvious choice, I find that a Ramos gin fizz functions as an excellent morning drink.

If you're a fan of fizzes, you'll find plenty of the gin-infused variety. This classic version, invented by New Orleans barkeep Harry Ramos in the late 1800s, uses orange flower water as a French twist. Though it sounds heavy, it's surprisingly refreshing and frothy.

Photos: Nicole Perry

Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz


2 ounces gin
1 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce heavy cream
1 large egg white
4 drops of orange flower water
1 ounce chilled club soda
An orange twist, optional


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and club soda. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Add ice, then shake again. Strain into a highball glass and pour in the club soda. Garnish with an orange twist, if using.
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