Ramos Gin Fizz (New Orleans Fizz)
New Orleans was a popular tourist destination in the 1890’s. The Imperial Cabinet Saloon which Ramos operated was known to be “The most famous gin fizz saloon in the world”. He was known to shake the fizz around 15 minutes a piece and hired “shaker boys” to do it while he made the drinks.
1887 Carl Ramos Recipe:
▪ Tbl spoon sugar
▪ 3 drops of orange flower water
▪ ½ lime juice
▪ ½ lemon juice
▪ 1 ½ oz old tom gin
▪ one egg white
▪ 2 tbl spoon of heavy cream
Prep: shaker with crushed ice, strained into a bar glass,.Muddle sugar and lemon/lime, add flower water, gin, egg white and cream. Shake vigorously for at least 1 minute until the egg and cream emulsify. Strain and fill with seltzer and light stir
My thoughts about egg drinks up until now were “NO WAY!”. But the Ramos Fizz changed me thinking.