Ramos Gin Fizz

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Mr. Henry C. Ramos

I googled for the original recipe, and found this one on Epicurious.

Then I cheated, and used my ISi Whip for the second shake.

I had never had one before, nor ever attempted to make one.

I watched a video the other day with @stevethebartender, where he tried 3 different variations of doing the shake. He did not have the ISi, but used a soda fountain, still with good effect. So, that gave me the idea. That and the fact I’ve seen a couple of variations online lately, using Midori in one, another used Matcha and Pistachio Orgeat. The pistachio one came from @heyitsmebrianevans, and it looks good. But for that one I would also have to make some pistachio orgeat. So it’s going down the list a few days, till I can find a recipe that looks ok.

Anyway, to this one.

1 oz/30ml Simple Syrup (original recipe calls for 1 tbs powered sugar)
3-4 drops Orange Flower Water
1/2 oz/15ml Lemon Juice
1/2 oz/15ml Lime Juice
1 1/2 oz Gin (Old Tom is preferable)- I used Hendrick’s Amazonia
1 Egg White
2 oz60ml Heavy Cream
Seltzer Water-Spa Rode here

The Steps
Step 1. Fill a Collins glass with ice and set aside to chill.

Step 2. In a glass shaker, add all of the ingredients. I did this part, and gave it a shake to emulsify it.

Step 3. Add ice to the shaker. But I added my ice to the ISi Whip.

Step 4. Shake vigorously 50 times. Or gas with one cartridge, and shook till I couldn’t hear the ice anymore. Then I added 30ml soda water to my glass, like Steve did.

Step 5. Strain into the chilled Collins glass.

Step 6. Add Seltzer water until it froths just above the top of the glass.

Step 7. No garnish needed. It definitely worked, and looks great (even if I do say so myself)
However, I had great illusions about how good this would taste. And it was good, but not the best drink I’ve ever had, by a long way. But it was definitely fun to try it.

If I didn’t have a f**ked up shoulder, maybe I would have tried shaking it. But that’s not going to happen now.

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