Holland Fizz

Holland Fizz
The Juice 1/2 Lemon. (Juice of 1/2 Lemon, Juice of 1/2 Lime)
1/2 Tablespoonful Powdered Sugar. (Generous Teaspoon Rich Simple Syrup)
1 Glass Gin. (2 oz Bols Genever)
(Dash Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters)
The White of 1 Egg. (Uh, oops!)
Shake well strain into medium size glass and fill with sypon soda water. Add 3 sprigs of fresh Mint.

Wait, what? Egg White! Dammit, I forgot the Egg White!

Well, you will perhaps be thrilled to know that I did make this drink for a guest at Heaven’s Dog a couple weeks ago AND succeeded in including the Egg White. I hope they appreciated the effort that went into their, “Freedom From Choice: Gin, Citrus”. I will also be very happy to make it for you properly, should you happen to stop by Heaven’s Dog Saturday, July 23rd.

Even though I forgot the Egg White, I did decide to include some of the Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters, which went surprisingly well with the Bols Genever. Note to self, Genever Old-Fashioned in my very near future with Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters.

Oh yeah, why Genever, instead of any old Dry Gin?

Well, it is called a “Holland Fizz”, what are you going to make the Holland Fizz with OTHER than Genever?

Anyway, with or without Egg White, this is a nice drink and a pleasant change from the “Plain Gin Fizz”. Give it a try some time!

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the drinks in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, the, uh, Sauterne Cup.

4 thoughts on “Holland Fizz

  1. Decided this would be the (late) summer of fizzy drinks. We got an ISI soda siphon yesterday and christened it with a Straits Sling. Tonight decided to try an egg white drink. This looked like a good candidate since we love Anchor Genevieve gin. But it’s disappointing. Maybe our lemon was too juicy—it overpowers the drink. Tried a little extra syrup hoping it would balance the lemon, but overall it’s a bit bland and feels like a waste of the Genevieve. Oh well. We aren’t going to dump them down the drain, that’s for sure!

      • Well we tried a New Orleans Gin Fizz last night and it was awesome!

        Here’s my gin fizz story: I grew up in South San Francisco (my parents still live there). In the 70s my family had a trailer at Lake Berryessa and we’d go up on weekends. The traditional Sunday morning drink was called a gin fizz.

        Lake Berreyessa Gin Fizz
        1 container frozen limeaid
        equal amount gin
        equal amount half-and-half
        a generous splash orange flower water
        1 egg

        Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until smooth.

        I don’t mean to imply the New Orleans Gin Fizz was similar but it sure brought back some nice memories.

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