Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe


An easy cocktail recipe for a

Gin Fizz

The classic cocktail with lemon juice



  • 3 parts gin
  • 2 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part sugar syrup
  • sparkling water (soda)
  • ice cubes
  • tumbler (old-fashioned glass)


How to mix a Gin Fizz

For a Gin Fizz cocktail mix all ingredients, except the sparkling water, with some ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into an ice-cube-filled tumbler (the ice cubes you used for mixing stay in the shaker). Fill with sparkling water and serve the drink without any garnish.


Bartender’s tips and advice

  • Fresh mint stays fresh for a little longer if you put it in a small plastic bag and place this plastic bag in a fridge. Always use fresh mint. While you can work with packaged fruit juice instead of fresh one, there’s no way around using fresh mint for cocktails.
  • Always try to use fresh squeezed lime juice for the Gin Fizz. Using fresh juices is key to preparing classic cocktails with a great taste. There´s at least 1 oz. (= 3 cl) of juice in every lemon.
  • The Gin Fizz has the same ingredients as the Gin Sour and the Tom Collins. But there are important differences between those drinks. Try all of them to find your favorite!
  • Shake a Gin Fizz, fill up with sparkling water and serve in a tumbler with ice cubes and no garnish.
  • Shake a Gin Sour, only add a dash of sparkling water and – at least according to the original recipe – serve without ice. To garnish just add a slice of lemon to the glass. Find the Gin Sour recipe on
  • Stirr a Tom Collins, fille up with soda and serve in a highball glass with ice cubes, a cocktail cherry and a slice of lemon. Find the Tom Collins recipe on
  • Find more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.


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