Summer’s Most Refreshing Cocktail – The Gin Fizz

by Pamela

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Hey, have you noticed how hot it is out there? It’s ridiculously hot out. Yeah, I know it’s summer but there’s a difference between a gorgeous 85 degrees and sunny and 100+ degrees and hotter than Hell. I’ve got neither the time nor the patience for this. So today’s post is as easy to make as it is to read about it. I’m pretty much going to let the photos do the talking and give you the recipe for the gin fizz at the bottom of the post.

I guess I will say a couple of things about the gin fizz. It’s 4 ingredients people….you can do this. It’s not a long and complicated list of ingredients, it’s not icky sweet and you can play with it to make it taste like you want. This gin fizz recipe calls for sugar (it’s the original recipe), but I tend to omit the sugar or drastically cut back on the amount that I use. I find that the more herbal flavors the gin has, the less sugar I want in it. My current favorite gin is the Botanivore by St. George Spirits.

I also layer in my citrus, instead of just pouring in the lemon juice, but I’m weird like that. If you want to see another gin fizz recipe, that uses strawberries, check out the highlighted link.

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Now pardon me while I escape to my deck to sip on my gin fizz and try to find a couple cute hunks to fan me with palm fronds.


Summer's Most Refreshing Cocktail - The Gin Fizz
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A gin fizz cocktail, it might not be fancy but it's the perfect refreshing cocktail recipe for hot summer days. 4 ingredients to refreshment, the gin fizz.
Recipe type: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 2 Ounces Gin
  • Juice of Half of a Lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon Powdered Sugar
  • Chilled Club Soda or Sparkling Water
  1. Pour gin, lemon juice and sugar into an ice filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Cover and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into ice filled glass.
  4. Top off with club soda or sparkling water.



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Roxanne U. Landry July 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

This classic cocktail is very simple and very refreshing. I like making this gin cocktail for my friends during a barbecue.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef June 30, 2013 at 3:03 am

Oh yeah, here I sit with shoes on and a sweater and you’re drinking a gin fizz. I’m ridiculously jealous. 🙂

Pamela July 2, 2013 at 10:19 am

Maureen, you get to do the hot weather thing when we’re (sort of) freezing here. 😉

SMITH BITES June 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

love that glass nearly as much as i love this cocktail!! CHEERS!

Pamela June 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Thanks – I think it’s a summer must! As for the glass…in its previous life, it held mustard. 🙂 In France, they still do the drinking glass filled with condiments. Remember the old jelly glasses that were actually juice glasses you could use when the jelly was gone?

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