Ramos Gin

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 3 oz. milk
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • Dash orange flower water
  • Club soda

Combine all ingredients except the club soda to a chilled mixer and shake well for at least one minute. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and then top off the glass with a splash of soda (this should create the “fizz”). Serves 1.

Henry C. Ramos, a saloon owner in New Orleans circa 1900, invented the Ramos Gin Fizz. He said the drink was to be equated with “drinking a flower.” Ever since then it has been a popular New Orleans classic.