Monday, May 25, 2009


A very old fashioned drink. At one point renamed Tom Collins. My favorite cocktail. Since it seems to finally feel like summer, I mixed a couple of them this weekend.

Simple syrup, FRESH lemon juice, Bombay Sapphire and sparkling water. That's it. I got a bit creative this time with my syrup and infused it with Roesmary to enhance the Sapphire a bit.
This great blogger wrote about simple syrup and I gave it a try. VERY good.

I feel like summer. Finally!


Caitlin said...

Gin Fizz is possibly the best summer drink of all time. If you want to kick it up a notch, slice a lime into it as well! It won't let you down I promise.

H.Peter said...

Hi Caitlin,

I am so surprised that I am not alone liking such an "old" drink.

Yes, it's my poison of choice for the summer!

Lime next....

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I didn't know a gin fizz and Tom Collins were the same! I've got Bombay Sapphire and the other ingredients. Well, mostly ... no rosemary. Simple syrup is great for many drinks. :-)

I'll have to try this--thanks!

H.Peter said...

yes, it's the same drink. maybe Tom Cillins claimed it to ber his drink one day? Gin Fizz does sound a bit similar to an old fashioned bar in St. Moritz?

Karen said...

it's not the same drink. same ingredients but a gin fizz is shaken and the tom collins is stirred and has a little less soda water. pretty much similar results but technically not the same.

beefeater said...

Great variation of this drink! Gin Fizz is wonderful, thanks for posting.. it was a great read. My personal recipe of choice looks a little like this:

2 PARTS Beefeater Gin

1 PART Double cream

1 Egg white

1/2 PART Sugar syrup

1/2 PART Lemon juice

1/2 PART Lime juice

3 DROPS Orange flower water

(optional) 1 PART Soda water

METHOD Shake all ingredients, except for the soda. Strain into an ice filled highball, top with soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.

To die for picture lol: