A Little Break

Well, wine month was the month that was, and rum month is the month that will be. In this time between that was and the month that will be, I thought I would take a little break to wax poetic about a drink atopical, and atypical. While I wax and wane with a post, I’m afraid somewhat inane, I thought I would bring you a drink made with gin, and many other ingredients seeming quite sinful. Lemon, lime, cream, egg, orange flower water, vanilla, soda water, you have to know that of which I speak…the Ramos gin fizz. Now, everyone I heard from, read from, and fromed from praised this Crescent City libation as a drink that fueled passions and was spectacular enough to be something beyond what drinks are. I found it fell flat. It had none of that rat-a-tat-tat that makes a good drink. It could be that I mixed it poorly, but I shook it until my arms got tired, and kept on shaking a good seven or eight minutes. This drink was rich, but the richness of the drink clashed with the sourness of the citrus juices. Perhaps it needed more sugar. Ah well. Anyway, without further ado and just a bit of bugaboo I give you:

The Ramos Gin Fiz

  • 2 oz. – Gin (Gordon’s)
  • .5 oz. – Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. – Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. – Cream (Heavy whipping)
  • 1 – White of small egg
  • 1Tsp – Powdered sugar
  • 1 dash – Vanilla Extract (Kirkland Select)
  • 2 dash – Orange Flower Water
  • 2-3 oz. – Seltzer Water

Mix sugar and juice together in a pint glass, and mix until syrup is formed. Add in gin, cream, egg white, vanilla, and one dash of orange flower water. Shake dry to combine, and then add ice and shake vigorously for a long time until well combined and frothy. Double strain into a long glass and top off with seltzer. If you can put the orange flower water in any kind of atomizer, atomize on top for additional aroma.

See you for rum,

The Scribe

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