Here’s a super fun cocktail recipe to add to the weekend’s festivities—a Ramos Fizz. The Ramos Fizz was created by Henrico Ramos, who owned the Imperial Cabinet Saloon in New Orleans. The recipe was kept secret until the saloon closed during Prohibition, when Henrico’s brother published it in a full-page advertisement.
One and a half ounces of gin
One and a half-ounces of Half and Half
A half ounces of lime juice
A half ounce of lemon juice
One teaspoon of egg-white powder
A half ounce of club soda
Combine all the ingredients except the club soda in a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
P.S. A shout-out to Brian D. Murphy and his wonderful book See, Mix, Drink: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World’s Most Popular Cocktails.