The 'Fizz' first appeared as a printed recipe in 1887 in Jerry Thomas's iconic 'The Bartenders Guide' book. The 'Fizz' became wildly popular in the U.S. and was one of the trendiest cocktails between 1900s and 1940s.
After this, it gained popularity internationally.
The 'Gin Fizz' is the most iconic of all the Fizz cocktails. It's a simple mix of gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar and soda water.
It is quite similar to a 'Tom Collins', the only difference being that a 'Tom Collins' uses Old Tom gin. As Old Tom gins became less popular, and Dry Gins became the main gins on the market, the Fizz rose in popularity.
Mediterranean Gin Fizz
50ml 'MERCATO' Mediterranean Gin
Start off by pre-chilling a highball glass with ice and leave it on the side.
Grab your cocktail shaker.
Add 3-4 raspberries to the shaker.
Muddle the raspberries using the back of a large wooden spoon.
Add 50ml 'MERCATO' Mediterranean Gin.
Squeeze in 25ml fresh lemon juice.
Add 20ml sugar syrup.
Add plenty of cubed ice into your shaker.
Give it all a quick shake, not too hard.
Make sure your highball glass is pre-chiled and topped up with ice.
Now double strain your shaken liquid into your glass. Check out the beaitiful colour!
Top up the glass with soda water.
Give it a gentle stir.
Now garnish the drink with a slice of lemon.
And last but not least add a raspberry to your drink.
Sit back and enjoy your Gin Fizz.