The traditional cocktail fizz is simple in construction. Though when it comes to execution, hard work comes into play. The secret to a silky, rich texture is how long and how hard you shake the cocktail. Don’t make any shortcuts. This particular riff on a fizz incorporates chamomile syrup, a dash or so of orange bitters, and marmalade, yum! The floral notes in the chamomile syrup pair perfectly with gin, and there’s also a tea-like dryness that contrasts well with the sweetness
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce chamomile simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons citrus marmalade
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 organic egg white
- fresh chamomile flowers for garnish
- In a mixing tin, combine the gin, chamomile simple syrup, lemon juice, marmalade, orange bitters, and egg white.
- Cover and “dry shake” for 30 seconds.
- Fill the tin with ice, cover, and shake for another 30 seconds. Don’t slack here! This is where you get that rich, meringue-like texture.
- Double strain into a chilled coupe. Depending upon the size of your cocktail glass, this may yield two drinks.
- Garnish with a few chamomile flowers.
- Always use fresh, organic egg whites for optimum flavor, freshness, and consistency.
- Use regular citrus marmalade and give your cocktail glass a quick rinse of absinthe.