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.
- 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
- Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add everything but the splash of club soda.
- Shake for 3-5 minutes.
- 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: