Monday, July 30, 2018

New Orleans Gin Fizz

If you are drinking a Fizz made with half-and-half and an egg white and someone throws a plastic bead necklace at you, you must be in New Orleans. That's how it works, right?

New Orleans is a cocktail Mecca known for taking cocktail a little farther than the standard ingredients usually indicate. In this case it is an extra tart helping of lemon and lime juice. The astounding thing about this is that this much citrus should curdle the cream, except that the egg white is designed to keep the drink tart and dry and add to a creamy fizz that tastes impossible: New Orleans makes the impossible happen.
  • 2 oz. gin (MurLarkey ImaGination gin used)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar syrup
  • 1/2 oz. half-and-half
  • 1 egg white
  • sparkling water
  • lime slice
Combine all ingredients except sparkling water and lime slice in a shaker with ice. Shake to chill, then remove the ice and shake again to add foam. Strain into a chilled Collins glass full of ice and top with soda before garnishing with the lime slice.

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