30 March 2010

Recipe: Ramos Gin Fizz

The Brennan family hasn't let us down yet.  Can the people behind Bananas Foster ever go wrong?  But we do need to give a shout-out to the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone.  A dash of orange flower water?  I think not.

2 oz. half-and-half
1 1/2 oz. gin (we like Leopold's - its floral notes match well with the drink)
1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 egg white
Orange flower water (4-5 dashes)
Vanilla extract (about a dash)

Combine all in a shaker, and shake until your arm is about to fall off.  Then shake some more.  Strain into a rocks glass and serve immediately, while everyone can admire your shaking skills.

Do I need to tell you that the lemon juice needs to be fresh or how to make simple syrup?  No - otherwise what are you doing here?

The Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel also makes an excellent Ramos Gin Fizz.  Clearly, more research is required.


C said...

E! The Sazarac Bar has the recipe on their site!!
2oz gin (Old Tom if you can find it)
1oz heavy cream
1 egg white
1/2oz lemon juice
1/2oz lime juice
2t sugar
3 drops orange flower water
club soda, to top
Shake with cracked ice for at least a minute, and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Top with just a bit of club soda.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for researching that, Claire! We'll definitely have to try it out soon...