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A Classic Gin Fizz

Posted by on Aug. 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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I love drinking gin in the summertime. It's so herbal, effervescent and downright refreshing that I crave it on hot days. I especially love the Gin Fizz. It is a classic cocktail that was once the city of New Orleans' specialty, where jazz clubs would have to hire large teams of bartenders just to keep up with the shaking of the mixers to keep up with demand. You can also use Sloe Gin if you want a sweeter drink, but I'm a prude when it comes to my gin.

Ingredients:

2 oz gin

1 good squeeze of fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp powdered sugar

1 egg white, raw

Put the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake like mad. Seriously, keep shaking that beverage! The egg white needs to emulsify and create the amazing signature foam of this drink. Don't be grossed out by the raw egg, I'm pretty sure the lemon juice kills off any bacteria, at least that's what I tell myself. Once you're done shaking, pour into a highball glass with ice. Sip, and marvel at the surprisingly sophisticated flavor the combination of gin, sugar and lemon create. 

What is your favorite adult beverage?


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by on Aug. 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 6, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Sounds intersting. I never would think of a raw egg in a drink.
I like gin with diet tonic with lime.

My favorite is a good glass of wine
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Aug. 6, 2013 at 7:32 AM

I'm a huge fan of daquiris....but I don't drink any more due to diabetes.

sukainah
by on Aug. 6, 2013 at 8:59 AM

I don't drink, but that does sound refreshing.

GwenMB
by Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM

I don't drink alcohol, so diet coke for me! :)

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM
I never knew that had a raw egg white in it.


Quoting batjmom:

Sounds intersting. I never would think of a raw egg in a drink.

I like gin with diet tonic with lime.



My favorite is a good glass of wine

TerriC
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:14 AM
I am not a big mixed drink or wine person. I basically like beer....I am boring. Lol
batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:22 AM
In don't think I could drink it knowing a raw egg was in it.
How is the vacation going! You have to go to loveless cafe for breakfast while in Nashville :))


Quoting TerriC:

I never knew that had a raw egg white in it.




Quoting batjmom:

Sounds intersting. I never would think of a raw egg in a drink.


I like gin with diet tonic with lime.





My favorite is a good glass of wine

batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM
Oh not boring at all!!' You've seen my photo of the beer tasting party.

Quoting TerriC:

I am not a big mixed drink or wine person. I basically like beer....I am boring. Lol
batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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TerriC
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM
I know I couldn't drink it. Just the thought! Lol! Vacation is great. Going to the Nashville Zoo today, weather permitting. I will see how close that restaurant is to our hotel! Going to Antique Archeology tomorrow, so excited about that!


Quoting batjmom:

In don't think I could drink it knowing a raw egg was in it.

How is the vacation going! You have to go to loveless cafe for breakfast while in Nashville :))




Quoting TerriC:

I never knew that had a raw egg white in it.






Quoting batjmom:

Sounds intersting. I never would think of a raw egg in a drink.



I like gin with diet tonic with lime.







My favorite is a good glass of wine


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