Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This fizz is named after Henry C. Ramos who served it in his New Orleans bar, the Imperial Cabinet Saloon. Each drink must be shaken for as long as five minutes so Ramos hired young boys who did nothing but shake the fizzes for his clients. It is said that the staff of shakers reached its peak of 35 boys during the 1915 Mardi Gras celebration. Today all you need is your blender.
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3⁄4 cup gin
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup half-and-half or 1⁄4 cup light cream
- 1 cup club soda, chilled
- 1⁄4 cup simple syrup, chilled
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- For the Simple Syrup:.
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes.
- Cool and refrigerate until chilled.
- Makes 2 cups.
- For the Fizz:.
- In blender, combine ice cubes, gin, half-and-half, simple syrup, lime juice, and lemon juice and blend until mixture is smooth.
- Pour into 4 stemmed glasses.
- Fill each glass with club soda and stir gently.
I love gin and wanted to try one of these for years, but it just seemed to be missing something. Again, this is the first one I ever had, and I must say, with the blender it was easy! I used half and half and Bombay Sapphire Gin. Made for ZWT 9
This drink was tasty and refreshing but didn't really tasted like a Ramos Gin Fizz but more like a slightly creamy Tom Collins. I missed the traditional orange water and the egg white, and in my book these should be shaken not blended but here's to progress :) Made for ZWT 9 by one of the Appliance Killers.
These are so refreshing and quite delicious. It's a nice creamy cocktail without a heavy "boozy" taste. We really enjoyed them so much that we've had them 2 nights in a row now. I didn't have any half-n-half so used light cream both times, and I think it was just fine. Thanks for sharing your recipe, lazyme. Made for ZWT9 - Cajun/Creole.