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Cocktail Culture

GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Ramos Gin Fizz

The Sazerac Bar's Ramos Gin Fizz (Photo: Rebecca Todd)

The New Orleans Fizz was created in 1888 by Henry Ramos and quickly became the toast of the town, literally. The Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel later bought the rights to the drink and deemed it the Ramos Gin Fizz, as it’s been called ever since. Governor Huey P. Long famously enlisted a New Orleans bartender on a mission to teach the New York bar he frequented how to properly make the drink that it falsely claimed it could make so that he could enjoy his favorite cocktail while away on business. The decadent, floral, smooth as silk mixed drink can be found in many bars throughout New Orleans, most popular at The Sazerac Bar and The Carousel Bar.

Courtesy of The Roosevelt’s Sazerac Bar

The Sazerac Bar’s Ramos Gin Fizz (Photo: Rebecca Todd)


2 oz gin (Old Tom if you can find it)
1 oz heavy cream
1 egg white
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
3 drops orange flower water
Club soda, to top


1. Shake ingredients with cracked ice for at least a minute.
2. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.
3. Top with a splash of club soda.

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