Legend has it 'The Fizz" became wildly popular in America between 1900 and the 1940s. Known as a hometown specialty of New Orleans, the gin fizz was so popular that bars would employ teams of bartenders that would take turns shaking the drinks. Demand for fizzes went international from about 1950, who knows when it hit Australia - but we've making this one every blistering hot summer arvo for years now.
We've used the Poor Toms Fool's Cut as the slightly higher ABV and strong juniper backbone helps to bring this tall drink to life.
60mls Poor Toms Fool's Cut Gin
30ml Lemon juice
15ml Sugar syrup
1 egg white
Splash of Soda
1. Add the gin, lemon juice, sugar & egg white to a shaker.
2. Shake without ice to emulsify the egg white
3. Re-shake, this time with ice
4. Strain into a tall glass, add a splash of soda