Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ramos Gin Fizz

(It masquerades as a glass of milk, but it's the frothy, citrus infused Ramos Gin Fizz)
If someone would have told me that a Ramos Gin Fizz tasted like a key lime pie, I would have tried this drink sooner. However, since this drink calls for an egg white, I allowed my unreasonable fear of salmonella to keep me from this cocktail.

Then last week I had an idea. I'm not a smart man, so ideas never come to me at a boil. It's always a slow simmer for me. This was the case with my idea to use dehydrated egg whites for this cocktail. Now I can sip on a Ramos Gin Fizz safe from salmonella.

In A.J. Rathbun's book Good Spirits, he makes the following comment about the Ramos Gin Fizz:

"This is not one to construct if you don't believe in your shaking ability, or if you're going to arm wrestle later in the evening and need to save your strength."

After I prepared the Ramos Gin Fizz, I realized he wasn't exaggerating. This cocktail takes time and energy, and there will be moments during the shaking when you'll feel like calling it quits. Don't. Keep striving and you'll be rewarded. This drink is an act of love, so make it for someone you love.

Ramos Gin Fizz
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 egg white or 2 teaspoon dehydrated egg whites
  • a bit of orange zest
  • splash of chilled club soda

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add everything but the splash of club soda.
  2. Shake for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pour, sip, and delight in the froth tickling your tongue.

I few readers wanted prom pictures, and since I aim to please, below are a couple of pictures:

take care,



Marianne said...

I could have used one of these Fizzies today!

Love the prom pictures...your baby even has a wrist cute!

Glad to read that you like the squash recipe too.

Eric (Extra P.) said...

Greetings, muddy! I'm a former Lawrencian living in Virginia, and a friend pointed me to your blog for some "home cookin'". I shall enjoy reading your updates about my beloved home town/state.

Kristin said...

This drink is WONDERFUL! And... so you know... I love you right back.

Nella said...

OMG, you are such a good dad! Thanks for the pics. Gin is a favorite of mine, I am going to try this drink for sure.

Anonymous said...

How did you create that "you might like these other stories" feature at the bottom of your posts? I can't find it in the gadgets.
Been a hectic couple of weeks... is D-Land coming up or already happened?

Kate said...

Since gin is the only thing I have in my liquor cabinet, this recipe is going to come in handy I think...

Sarah said...

Hi Mike, looks like you had the cutest date to the prom! I hope that you guys are enjoying Disney this week. If you get the chance, see if you can get your hands on some Florida stone crabs--the season ends May 15, so you're just inside that window. Stone crabs are sweet and meaty, and you rarely see them outside of Florida (at least, I haven't seen them outside of Florida!)

Debbie said...

Adorable pics!! A lucky girl. I've never had a gin-fizz, but I think I'll try one.