Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cocktail Wednesdays: Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz

This week, I chose a traditional New Orleans drink, the Ramos Gin Fizz, to go with our dinner of jambalaya. The ingredients are a bit surprising for a fizzy summer drink.

Ramos Gin Fizz

1 1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz Lemon juice
1 1/4 oz Simple syrup
2 oz Milk
1 Egg white
2 ds Orange flower water
Club soda

Place all of the ingredients except the club soda into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Shake vigorously (more than normal to ensure the egg and milk are well mixed).
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
Top with club soda.

In particular, egg white may seem like an unusual ingredient, but it is one that I have come across surprisingly frequently. Apparently, it is usually included for mouth feel. We were a bit nervous about it, and I actually made sure to shake it up with the lemon and lime juice first, to make sure it was all safe.

The verdict: It's quite refreshing and citrusy. Despite the milk content, it doesn't taste milky.  The milk and the egg white do give a nice, full mouth-feel. Scott and I both approve.

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