The current state of the gin market and the correlating question whether you like the situation or not is certainly subject to a lot of discussions. However it is hard to deny that the demand for gin is still very high and almost everywhere the people ask for the trend spirit. Therefore it is only of little surprise if you are also frequently asked for good gin recipes. So today I would like to introduce such a recipe. One that is really not difficult to make or complicated. And in addition to this, it almost certainly meets the taste of the masses. However, it also meets my own.
The Silver Raspberry Gin Fizz has perhaps a somewhat bulky name, but its preparation is fortunately not very bulky. All ingredients can be found in a supermarket without major complications. The most complicated question you have to ask yourself is whether you want to use a raspberry syrup for the preparation of the cocktail (I would definitely make it myself, good recipes can be found on the Internet) or just fresh raspberries. I think the latter is more attractive, but I will simply list both recipe variants here.
But why is the drink a simple one? Well, this is mainly because it is a simple Sour, which is extended with soda water. So you only need gin, raspberries and sugar syrup or raspberry syrup, lemon juice and soda water. Oh and you’ll need an egg white. Ok, you do not necessarily need an egg white, but if you use fresh (organic) eggs the health risk is actually zero. And otherwise you won’t have that beautiful, aromatic foam. But if you don’t like it at all or you are driven by some irrational anxiety you can of course omit the egg white; in that case it is not a Silver Raspberry Gin Fizz anymore, but only a Raspberry Gin Fizz.
Be that as it may, the drink is fruity-fresh and light and brings a nice berry aroma with it. I also like to add a little Chambord to it from time to time. This adds a very nice touch to the flavor spectrum (who does not own Chambord can omit it and possibly increase the gin proportion accordingly). In terms of gin I opted for the Eden Mill Love Gin when making the drink on the picture since it really works beautifully in the cocktail.
Recipe variety with fresh raspberries:
Approx. 12 Raspberries
5.5 cl Eden Mill Love Gin (or another gin)
3 cl lemon juice
0.5 cl Chambord
2 cl sugar syrup
1 egg white
Preparation: Muddle the raspberries with your muddler in the shaker, add the remaining ingredients except for the soda water and shake vigorously on ice for at least 30 seconds. Then double strain the mixture into your glass filled with ice cubes and gently top with soda water to form a frothy head.
Garnish: raspberry and lemon zest
Recipe variety with raspberry syrup:
5 cl Eden Mill Love Gin (or another gin)
3 cl lemon juice
1 cl Chambord
2 cl raspberry syrup (best homemade)
1 egg white
Preparation: Shake all ingredients except for the soda water vigorously on ice in your shaker for at least 30 seconds and strain into your glass filled with ice cubes. Finally top off with soda water to form a frothy head.
Buying sources: All ingredients should be available in supermarkets. If necessary, you’ll have to visit a specialized retailer in order to get your hands on a bottle of Chambord. Or simply omit it.