This cocktail first appeared in New Orleans in the late 1800’s. The credit for its creation is given to Henry C. Ramos of NOLA’s Imperial Cabinet Bar. The legend goes that by 1915, the drink’s popularity grew to such a large scale, that over twenty bartenders were required to mix-and-shake well past the midnight hour. This increased to thirty-five during Mardi Gras.
It’s creamy like a Pina Colada, but the coconut is missing. Instead, you revel in citrus, sugar and vanilla. All the things that make you think of lazy holidays, sultry nights, and not following the rules!
Excerpt from Luke’s Redemption: Katya sips on her delicious Ramos Gin Fizz…
‘My Ramos Gin Fizz was sublime—a combination of gin, lemon and lime juice, egg white, sugar, cream and surprisingly, orange flower water. All topped up with soda water to add a sparkle. Without much delay, our shared starter arrived—fried alligator bites served with chipotle mayo and a chili garlic aioli that had a slow, creeping heat. Biting into the tender alligator and sipping on my delicious Gin Fizz, I was hyper aware of Michael who was seated close to me, his knee frequently rubbing against mine.’