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Ingredients:

  • - 2 ounces gin
  • - 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • - 1 teaspoon superfine sugar or simple syrup
  • - Cold club soda
  • - Sprig of mint

Recipe:

Shake the gin, lemon juice, and sugar with ice; then strain into a 10-ounce highball glass filled with ice. Add club soda to fill, and garnish with a mint sprig.
History

History:

The first printed reference to "fiz" is in the 1887 edition of Jerry Thomas's Bartender's Guide, which contains six such recipes. The fizz became widely popular in America between 1900 and the 1940s. Known as a hometown specialty of New Orleans, the gin fizz was so popular that bars would employ teams of bartenders that would take turns shaking the drinks. Demand for fizzes went international at least as early as 1950, as evidenced by its inclusion in the French cookbook L'ArtCulinaireFrancaispublished that year

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