You can’t go wrong with this classic gin fizz cocktail recipe. It’s uncomplicated, fresh, light, and timeless. Jump to the Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe
We love this easy recipe; it’s so refreshing and light. You can play around with other ingredients to add, too. We’ve already shared a rosemary lemon gin fizz with you, and by swapping the gin for sloe gin, you create an entirely different drink altogether.
You might also enjoy this: How to make the perfect gin and tonic. We share our favorite recipe and tips so you can make a balanced, refreshing cocktail at home.
Making a Classic Gin Fizz
All you need is 5 minutes and a few simple ingredients. For this cocktail, you will need:
- Gin (we go for mid-range gin)
- Fresh Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed is best, here)
- Club Soda
To make it, mix the gin, lemon juice, and a little sugar. Add ice and fill to the top of your glass with club soda. Simple!
By the way, if you (or anyone you’re making this for) wants to skip the gin, the lemon juice, sugar, and club soda is pretty tasty.
Recipe updated, originally posted September 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Classic Gin Fizz Cocktail
You can’t go wrong with this classic gin fizz cocktail recipe. It’s uncomplicated, fresh, light and is a hit all year round. When we buy club soda, we prefer to buy the “sodium-free” bottle.
You Will Need
2 ounces (4 tablespoons) gin
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
3 to 4 ounces club soda
1Shake gin, lemon juice and powdered sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Add club soda and garnish with lemon slice.
I omit the ice in the glass and serve in a coupe with a lemon slice floating on top. Also go a bit lighter on the sugar and soda and a bit heavier on the lemon. So good.
Substitue gingerale for the club soda – terrific drink.
wow realy l like it..
This is an awesome cocktail ! So refreshing especially on a hot summer day! Great tutorial Thanks for sharing !!! 🙂
That’s actually called a Tom Collins. Technically speaking, for that to be a Gin Fizz you’d omit the ice and garnish, and serve it in a fizz glass, which is essentially a shorter looking Collins glass.