Gin Fizz

The classic Gin Fizz is a light, fresh, and bright cocktail, perfect for brunch or before dinner. The floral notes of the gin play beautifully with the lemon, while the egg white brings a velvety mouthfeel that balances the drink. For the frothiest drink, take care when separating the egg whites and be sure to shake the drink vigorously for the full 30 seconds.

Gin Fizz
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Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) gin (such as Hendrick's)

  • 3 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 3 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) Simple Syrup

  • 1 large pasteurized egg white

  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) chilled club soda

  • 1 (3- x 1-inch) lemon peel strip


  1. Place gin, lemon juice, Simple Syrup, and egg white in an ice-filled cocktail shaker; cover with lid. Shake vigorously until egg white is frothy and mixture is chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled highball glass filled halfway with ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with lemon peel.

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