Tipsy Tuesday [Classics]: Silver Fizz

Despite the messages I may be sending with my Tipsy Tuesday posts, Michael and I do not exclusively drink original concoctions.  In fact, I only occasionally drink a cocktail at home, and when Michael does, it's almost always a classic.  So, every now and then, I thought it might be nice to share one of these classic recipes with you.

On our first foray into classics, we chose one that's perfect for summer -- the Silver Fizz.  The key to gin fizzes is to shake them longer than seems necessary and drink them quickly.  If you're a first-timer, don't let the egg white freak you out.  It creates this delicious, frothy foam on top - sort of like a meringue, which doesn't sound scary at all, now does it?

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Silver Fizz
Adapted from NY Times

2 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
1 drizzle Simple Syrup

Shake ingredients vigorously for a minute or more in a shaker with ice.  Strain into a high ball glass.  Top off with Club Soda.  Garnish with Lemon Slice (optional).


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