Spirit Saturday: Silver Fizz

I really wanted to make the Ramos Gin Fizz, unfortunately I was confused by thinking I had orange flower water, when I actually had rose water...not the same thing. I will settle for a Silver Fizz. It's pretty similar and far more refreshing than a Ramos Gin Fizz. Fizz's are a variation of a sour (with acid such as lemon, lime or both) and the addition of carbonation. Silver Fizz gets it's name from the addition of egg white (because of it's metallic gleam, I guess?). Some people are squeamish about using egg white in their cocktails, but I love it! Egg white adds a nice thick foam on top, which is odorless, flavorless and texturally awesome! Silver Fizzes will make a nice addition to your next brunch or garden party!

Silver Fizz

yields 1

Adapted from The Essential Bartender Guide by Robert Hess

Ingredients

2 ounces gin (I used my favorite, Hendricks)

1 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 egg white

5 ounces club soda

crushed ice

lemon twist

Fill a cocktail shaker with first four ingredients. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Add crushed ice and shake until ice chilled and unbearable to touch...and then shake some more (the longer you shake, the better the foam). Strain into a highball glass and top with club soda. Garnish with lemon twist.

Kick back, relax and enjoy that Silver Fizz because you earned it with all that shaking! Cheers!