With early mentions dating back to the late 1800s, the Fizz is a cousin of the Collins and the Highball, made with sparkling water, spirit, sugar and sometimes citrus. It was traditionally served short, without ice and with less fizzy water than the aforementioned styles, but the original framework has morphed—Golden Fizzes feature an egg yolk, Silver Fizzes include an egg white, and the Royal Fizz puts the whole egg to work for extra texture. Today’s fizzes often vary even more, with bartenders reaching for ingredients like matcha, fresh fruit and cream. Here are 12 to try.
This recipe is named after the fizzy, seltzer-fueled “lift” of the cocktail’s head.
Cascara tea sets a tart tone for this creative fizz.
Cucumber Thyme Fizz
A light and refreshing zero-proof highball.
A spark of tequila is matched by the richness of raspberry syrup in this cocktail inspired by the Clover Club.
Matcha Rum Fizz
Matcha meets rum and cream of coconut.
Ramos Gin Fizz
Original instructions dictated that this New Orleans classic be shaken for 12 minutes.
Gin meets PX sherry, rhubarb compote, lemon and egg white for a springtime treat.
If you like the Ramos Gin Fizz, check out this alcohol-free spin from Raven & Rose.
From the strawberry patch to the glass, this creamy fizz features strawberry-infused rum, vanilla liqueur and lemon.
The refreshing Texas Fizz beautifully balances dry and fruity flavors.
Trifecta Tavern’s Sloe Gin Fizz
The classic cocktail gets an extra boost of juniper.
Viola Royale Fizz
Raspberries lend this cocktail its soft pink color, while crème de violette brings out the floral notes of the fruit.
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