Gin Fizz

The classic cocktail for every gin lover
Gin Fizz Cocktail Rezept Original mit Zitronensaft und Gin
leicht (bis 10%)
Historical era (before 1860)
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Great Britain
Gin Fizz

The Gin Fizz is a true icon among gin cocktails and is quite similar to the Tom Collins with which it is regularly confused. In the wake of the new gin trend in the 2010s, the gin fizz experienced a renaissance, yet it continues to be overshadowed by its relative, the gin and tonic.

In doing so, it looks back on a history of over 150 years and was invented by none other than Jerry Thomas, considered by many to be the father of the drinking culture. Now enjoy an absolute classic, which was even chosen by the International Bartender’s Association among the unforgettable cocktails.

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time2 min
  • Total Time3 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size140 ml
  • Energy197 cal


For the Gin Fizz

  • 60 ml dry gin*
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 20 ml sugar syrup (1:1)
  • Mineral water (cold)
  • Ice cube
  • Slice of lemon or zest (optiona



Wash the lemon hot, dry with a towel, squeeze one half and cut a slice from the other for later decoration.
In the meantime, fill a highball glass 3/4 full with ice and provide.
Add gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg white and a handful of ice cubes.
Shake vigorously and for at least 15 seconds so that the egg white forms the typical foam crown.
Then strain the drink through a fine bar strainer into the highball glass, top up with a sip of mineral water and garnish with the lemon slice. Ready is your homemade original Gin Fizz!

Instead of using freshly squeezed lemon juice, you can let your juice sit in the refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours. During this time it oxidizes, giving it a more fruity aroma. Your gin fizz and your guests will thank you.

  • Nährwerte

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size140 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories197
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Carbohydrate11.9 g275 g4.33%
  • Total Sugars11.9 g
  • Protein0.1 g50 g0.2%
  • Calcium31.5 mg1300 mg2.42%
  • Iron0.1 mg18 mg0.56%
  • Potassium59 mg4700 mg1.26%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)15.9 mg90 mg17.67%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)0.1 IU33 IU0.3%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.012 mg1.2 mg1%
  • Phosphorus3.3 mg1250 mg0.26%
  • Iodine0.69 mcg150 mcg0.46%
  • Magnesium8.4 mg420 mg2%
  • Chloride2.4 mg2300 mg0.1%
  • Alkohol20.4 g

Which gin is suitable for the fizz?

Traditional gins with distinct juniper and citrus flavors are suitable for preparing a gin fizz. So you can’t go wrong with a dry gin. However, it is worth trying the cocktail with more exotic gins. Gins that bring fruity and floral flavors can add unique character to your fizz.

Gins for your Gin Fizz

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If the gin fizz is a Christmas tradition for you, you should try a spiced gin with winter spices.

From which glass do you drink Gin Fizz?

The glass in which the gin fizz is served in most cases is the highball or long drink glass. The problem with these glasses, however, is that they carry an enormous amount of filling, which is too often filled with mineral water. The result: a watered-down drink. Good bars therefore like to serve the drink in a tumbler and leave it up to the guest to add the mineral water so they can create their own mix.

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My personal recommendation is a classic Old Fashioned glass with 1-2 large ice cubes in it. Here, the actual cocktail takes up most of the glass, leaving just enough room for a sip of mineral water, which gives the drink its “fizz.”

The same goes for a gin and tonic. The tonic water is used to round off the taste and not to fill the glass.

Lemon slice or zest – The right garnish for the cocktail

Questions also arise again and again with the garnish of the cocktail. Should you now use a lemon zest or slice for decoration? The answer to this: it depends!

Besides the appearance, the choice of decoration also affects the taste. As you drink, the aromas from the garnish enter your nose and enhance the taste experience.

Most of the fragrances are located in the skin and not in the flesh of the fruit. With a large lemon zest, which you press on beforehand, you strengthen the citrus aroma significantly. So depending on what kind of gin you use, you should choose your garnish.

Slices for gins with strong citrus flavors and a zest for dominant juniper varieties.

Popular for over 150 years! The history of the Gin Fizz

The gin fizz is the best-known representative of the fizz cocktails, which regained popularity in the wake of the new gin hype of the 2010s. The Fizzes are a further development of the Sours. Its two distinguishing features are the use of highly acidic fruit juices and carbonated mineral water as fillers. Abyss of their relationship can be used for a fizz any spirit that is also suitable for a sour, such as whiskey, brandy*, tequila* or amaretto.

The first mention of the gin fizz and its relatives dates back to the second half of the 19th century. In his 1876 book “Bartender’s Guide,” Jerry Thomas, an icon of cocktail culture at the time, first mentioned the Gin Fizz and three other cocktails in the Fizz family. In the early 1900s, the fizz gained much popularity in America and was considered a regional specialty in New Orleans.

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The demand for the Gin Fizz was so enormous that bars had to hire extra bartenders to take turns strenuously shaking the cocktail to meet patrons’ needs.

The mixed drink, unknown in Europe until the 1950s, made it across the Atlantic when it was mentioned in the cookbook “L’Art Culinaire Francais”, published at the time, and thus began its worldwide triumphal march.

Variations ofthe Gin Fizz

Due to its great popularity, some variants and varieties of the Gin Fizz exist. Its preparation usually remains the same and is supplemented only by one or two other ingredients.

Silver Fizz

Here, a fresh egg white is added before shaking. This gives the cocktail a frothy crown.

Golden Fizz

By adding an egg yolk, the fizz gets a yellowish-golden color.

Royal Fizz

Here, a whole egg (yolk + white) is added before shaking. It is therefore the combination of the Silver and the Golden Fizz.

Diamond Fizz

The carbonated mineral water is replaced here by champagne or other sparkling wine.

Green Fizz

A dash of Crème de Menthe (peppermint liqueur) gives this version a greenish glow and a gentle mint note.

Sloe Gin Fizz

As the name suggests, for this variant you use a sloe gin*. Also, replace the lemon juice with grapefruit juice and add an egg white before shaking.

Gin Fizz and Tom Collins – What’s the difference?

In fact, the two cocktails are extremely similar at first glance, but possess significant differences upon closer inspection.

While you can easily swap out the spirit in a Tom Collins (with brandy, for example), the Gin Fizz calls for – properly – gin. After all, it doesn’t bear its name for nothing. In addition, the Fizz is strictly speaking an extended sour. Unlike the Collins, you just add a sip of water and don’t fill up the glass with it.

The easiest way to remember the difference is to look at the character of the two cocktails. A Gin Fizz is more of a sip and savor, while a Collins is suitable as a refreshing drink that you can take a larger sip of.

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