When we make a gin fizz, we like to use this American Dry Gin made by Greenhook Ginsmiths in Brooklyn, New York. This classic gin blends sharp juniper with a floral mix of elderflower and chamomile, and a bit of cinnamon spice. Head distiller Steven DeAngelo took a page from 17th-century French perfume-making techniques, using a mercury vacuum to reduce pressure and lower temperature in the still. He says it’s gentler on the botanicals, making the gin more aromatic.
Makes 1 cocktail2 oz Gin
1 Tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
.5 Tsp Sugar
1 Egg White
Jack Rudy's Bourbon-Infused Cherries for garnish
- Combine gin, juice, sugar and egg white in a shaker, and shake vigorously to fluff the egg white (earn that drink!).
- Add ice, then shake again until very cold.
- Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with club soda and cherries.
Makes 1 cocktail