Saturday, August 27, 2011

#10 Alabama Fizz

I'm back from vacation and ready to go on The Boston Project and since we're bracing for Irene to hit us hard in the Delaware Valley it's a good time for a cocktail.

Now this is my first sub-family of cocktails I've encountered.  Our friend Mr. Boston says this about Fizzes, "An early morning, late afternoon or evening pleasure, these are made from liquor, citrus juices and sugar, shaken and strained with ice in to small highball glasses, which are then filled with 'fizz' (soda) water, though different carbonated beverages, even Champagne, may be used. A few call for egg whites or yolks."

Not looking forward to the eggs but this drink doesn't call for it.  Lucky me.

Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 Teaspoon of Powdered Sugar (used simple syrup)
2 oz of Dry Gin   (Used Bombay Sapphire)

Shake well with cracked ice and strain into a 7 oz highball glass.  Fill with carbonated water.  Add 2 sprigs of fresh mint.

Now I didn't have a glass that small,  and I forgot the mint.   Still though not bad,  although the gin was very hard to taste.  

Next up:  Alaska Cocktail.....hopefully .  See the next post for more.

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