If I were to choose a liquor to drink for a year straight, it would be gin. I would choose gin over vodka any day of the week. I like the herbal flavors and aromas that come from Gin, and it does not make me feel nauseous or overly hungover when I drink a cocktail with gin. I will also say, that this drink does call for a splash of vodka, but that's because it's just a splash, and it's a flavored vodka. I think the main reason why vodka and I don't get along is because it reminds me of my college sorority days, and I'll just leave it at that. Let's dive into this absolutely refreshing grapefruit gin fizz cocktail.
The term gin fizz was born in a bar in the 1880s. A man named Henry C. Ramos invented the cocktail, which eventually was renamed the New Orleans Fizz. You can read more about the origin of the gin fizz here. This version of a fizz is inspired by the use of gin in the cocktail, but with a grapefruit and elderflower flare.
The beauty of making cocktails is that they don't need to be overly complicated. This gin fizz calls for:
These ingredients are easy to find at any grocery store or liquor store. A great cocktail doesn't need a ton of bells and whistles, as long as it tastes good and the flavors are balanced, its a win!
I am not a huge stickler when it comes to gin, but I will say that sometimes the label or brand of the alcohol does make a difference. Here's a few brands I'd recommend:
Let's get down to business and make this deliciously refreshing cocktail. In a large shaker, add ice cubes and pour in the grapefruit juice, gin, St. Germain, and lemon juice. Squeeze in the half of lemon juice and close the shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into a coupe or high ball glass with ice. Top it off with club soda or Fresca.
I know you will absolutely love making this gin fizz, and so will your company! For more yummy recipes try these out:
Nothing says Spring quite like this tasty and refreshing grapefruit gin fizz. Bright, citrus flavors paired with gin, you can't get better than this! Grab some gal pals and whip 'em up this weekend, you deserve it!
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