The Ramos Gin Fizz, the frothiest of the classic cocktails, is both loved and loathed by bartenders. Combining gin, citrus, egg white and heavy cream, the drink requires vigorous shaking to reach the right texture.
The story goes that its inventor, Carl Ramos, employed a chain of “shaker men” in his New Orleans bar to meet the constant demand. But don’t let that discourage you. Foamy, fresh, floral and delicious, the Ramos Gin Fizz is totally worth rolling up your sleeves for.