Fizz gin drinks are fun for a few reasons – they are fizzy, they have some added protein, and their light and fresh citrus flavors make them a welcome addition to brunch. The grapefruit gin fizz is an easy way to drink your eggs and have some yummy bubbles at the same time.
Fizz drinks of the gin variety have a few things in common – the citrus, the egg white, and soda. I personally despise the thought of drinking egg white, so I skip that part and have a little less foam. Sure, this makes my cocktail less “instagrammable”, but who cares.
Grapefruit Gin Fizz
- 2 Oz. Gin
- 1 Oz. Club soda
- 1 Oz. Grapefruit juice
- .5 Oz. Simple syrup
- 1 Egg white I find this to be totally optional if you can't get past drinking RAW EGG.
- In your class, add your club soda. Some recipes call for this as the last ingredient, which it can be if you want to fill your glass up or add more of the bubble making stuff.
- In a shaker, combine your gin, juice, simple syrup, and egg white. Shake this for a few seconds. Maybe 10 seconds or so.
- Now add ice to your shaker and gin fizz ingredients, and shake some more, a bit longer this time. Maybe 30 seconds or so.
- Strain and pour your gin mix into your soda water.
- This drink doesn't have ice in the finished product, so your glass may have room for more soda on top if you like.
- Skip the garnish and enjoy the egg white moustache.
How to mix up your fruity and fizzy gin cocktail!
You can, of course, futz around with the tartness of this drink. Fresh grapefruit juice tends to be sweeter, so you may want to skip the simple syrup or just add less of it.
If you need more sweet to balance things out, a touch more simple syrup should do the trick.
The egg is also optional. Like really.
You can always try different citrus flavors here as well. Lemon Gin Fizz is a lot like a Gin Sour if that’s your jam, and Lime Gin Fizz is a lot like a Gimlet if that’s up your particular alley. Blood orange or just plain orange might be nice, too.