1923 – A Valentino Favorite

During the time of prohibition where drinking was conducting in the privacy of one’s home or in restaurants that paid its local police to look the other way.  Rudolph Valentino was a man of the Jazz age that loved a good cocktail.  I recently discovered that he enjoyed a drink called “Ramos Gin Fizz”.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces of gin
  • 1/2-ounce lime juice
  • 1/2-ounce lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounces cream
  • 1 small egg white
  • 2 dashes fleurs d’orange (orange flower water)
  • 1 ounce club soda (more or less to taste)

Once you’ve gathered the ingredients grab an empty cocktail shaker and pour gin, lemon, lime, syrup, cream, egg white and orange flower water into the container and shake without ice for about 1 minute. Then open fill with ice and shake vigorously for about 10 minutes, to ensure egg and cream are well mixed and the drink is silky. Strain into a chilled highball glass and top with club soda.

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