Ramos Gin Fizz (New Orleans Gin Fizz)

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If you love gin, then you have found your new brunch cocktail. My Ramos Gin Fizz is smooth, frothy, and creamy with a hint of sweetness.

Ramos Gin Fizz (New Orleans Gin Fizz)

Usually, when I go to brunch, the last thing I think about is ordering a Ramos Gin Fizz because I’m not a fan of gin. One random time grabbing something for breakfast at my favorite spot. My wife ordered one, and after trying it, I wasn’t so turned off by gin any longer. She swears it’s one of the best gin cocktails she’s had for brunch.

The recipe below is my New Orleans gin fizz that I make for my wife whenever we’re away so she can have a flashback of that day. The best part about this cocktail is that it takes about 3 minutes to go from mixing to drinking!

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Who invited the Ramos Gin Fizz?

Ramos Gin Fizz is one of New Orleans’s classic cocktails. Henry C. Ramos created the Ramos Gin Fizz at his bar at Meyer’s Restaurant in the 1880s. The original recipe has always been guarded.

There are also stories that the cocktail originated at the Imperial Cabinet Saloon on Gravier St. and St. Charles Ave. It’s also said to have been so popular that during Mardi Gras in 1915, they hired 32 shaker boys to keep up with the crazy demand of parade-goers.

However, the frothy and thick cocktail kissed with dashes of orange flower water is still a popular brunch drink across New Orleans, especially when the weather is perfect for sitting on the patio of your favorite restaurant or home porch during spring and summer.

The cocktail is made with gin, simple syrup, egg white, lemon juice, orange flower water, and milk.

Ramos Gin Fizz

Key Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for Ramos Gin Fizz.

Dry Gin

Use your favorite gin for this recipe.

Half-and-Half

You could use evaporated milk, which we call cream in New Orleans, but half-and-half has a creamier mouthfeel.

Powdered Sugar

You could use simple syrup or a few tablespoons of powdered sugar (confectioners sugar).

Egg Whites

One large egg white will create the signature New Orleans fizz creamy texture.

Orange Flower Water

You do not need much; only a couple of dashes of orange flower water will perfume your cocktail and home.

Lemon Juice

A little bit of lemon juice or lime juice brightens the dish.

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How to Make

A Ramos Gin Fizz is really easy to prepare and can be made in only 5 minutes.

Option 1: Add gin, half-and-half, powdered sugar, egg white, a couple of dashes orange flower water, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and ice cubes into a food blender and blend on high for 30 seconds until thick and airy. Pour into a tall glass. 

Option 2: Fill a cocktail shaker with gin, half-and-half, powdered sugar, egg white, a couple of dashes orange flower water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until frothy. Add ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain and pour into a tall chilled 9-ounce glass. 

Garnish with an orange wheel slice.

Ramos Gin Fizz

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks

Here are a few things to keep in mind while shaking up this New Orleans gin fizz recipe.

  • Using lemon or lime juice and gin will cook the egg whites, making them safe to drink.
  • Feel free to use heavy cream instead of half-and-half.
  • Make a simple syrup with 1/4 cup of water and sugar, and heat until sugar melts.
  • When you use soda water or club soda, it helps lift the foam out of the glass. You can use seltzer too.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, place a smaller glass inside a larger glass and shake until you see foam forming.
  • Use sloe gin to make a sloe gin fizz.
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FAQs

Here are the top questions readers have about Ramos Gin Fizz.

How do you pronounce Ramos Gin Fizz?

You pronounce Ramos Gin Fizz [Rae-mist]

What does a Ramos Gin Fizz taste like?

Ramos Gin Fizz has floral notes with a creamy texture.

What does it mean to dry shake?

Dry shaking is a bartender technique for cocktails that require foam. You would add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker without ice and dry shake for about 30 seconds to start blending everything. Then you would add ice to chill the cocktail and finish shaking.

How to store leftover Ramos Gin Fizz?

Ramos Gin Fizz is made per drink, so you shouldn’t have any leftovers because it’s best enjoyed immediately.

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Before You Begin

Before getting started, here are the steps I use to get organized. 

Step 1: Get all the Ramos Gin Fizz recipe ingredients on the counter.

Step 2: Follow the recipe and get ready for the best Ramos Gin Fizz you’ve ever enjoyed.

If you love gin, then you have found your new brunch cocktail. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot day or something special to serve at your next brunch party, this recipe is sure to please. Leave me a comment below, and let me know what you think! I would also love to hear about your favorite gin cocktails.

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Ramos Gin Fizz (New Orleans Gin Fizz)

Kenneth Temple
If you love gin, then you have found your new brunch cocktail. My Ramos Gin Fizz is smooth, frothy, and creamy with a hint of sweetness.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine New Orleans
Servings 1 drink
Calories 259 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ oz. dry gin
  • 2 oz. half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 drops orange flower water
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Option 1: Add gin, half-and-half, powdered sugar, egg white, a couple of dashes orange flower water, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and ice cubes into a food blender and blend on high for 30 seconds until thick and airy. Pour into a tall glass.
  • Option 2: Fill a cocktail shaker with gin, half-and-half, powdered sugar, egg white, a couple of dashes orange flower water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until frothy. Add ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain and pour into a tall chilled 9-ounce glass.
  • Garnish with an orange wheel slice.

Notes

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks
Here are a few things to keep in mind while shaking up this New Orleans gin fizz recipe.
  • Using lemon or lime juice and gin will cook the egg whites, making them safe to drink. Feel free to use heavy cream instead of half-and-half.
  • Make a simple syrup with 1/4 cup of water and sugar, and heat until sugar melts.
  • When you use soda water or club soda, it helps lift the foam out of the glass. You can use seltzer too.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, place a smaller glass inside a larger glass and shake until you see foam forming.
  • Use sloe gin to make a sloe gin fizz.
Storage:
Ramos fizz is made per drink, so you shouldn’t have any leftovers because it’s best enjoyed immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 202IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 0.1mg
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