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This raspberry gin fizz is a sweet, tart and bubbly gin cocktail. It’s made with a homemade raspberry syrup from real raspberries for the most powerful raspberry flavor.
This raspberry fizz is a variation of the classic gin fizz recipe. For other fruity gin cocktails, try this mango gin cocktail, this pomegranate gin cocktail, this blueberry gin cocktail, or this kiwi gin fizz.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It has the best raspberry flavor! Instead of muddled raspberries, this cocktail is made with raspberry simple syrup – from real raspberries, so it has the most powerful raspberry taste.
- You can use fresh or frozen raspberries, so this drink can be enjoyed any time of the year.
- It is a simple cocktail to prepare but looks elegant when served, making it perfect for a party.
Raspberry Gin Fizz vs Raspberry Gin Sour
A raspberry gin fizz and a raspberry gin sour are very similar drinks and you can easily use this recipe to make one or the other.
Both gin fizzes and gin sours are made with an egg white, giving the drink a frothy, foamy top. They both contain gin, lemon juice – and in this case – raspberry simple syrup.
However, only a gin fizz contains soda water. A raspberry gin sour is a flatter cocktail.
The other difference is the type of glass they are served in. A raspberry gin fizz is served in a Collins glass whereas a raspberry gin sour is served in a coupe glass. But really, you can use whatever type of cocktail glass you want!
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Gin: Any type of gin will work. Use your favorite or whatever you have on hand. If you have raspberry gin, you can use that, but it is not necessary for this cocktail. Use vodka as a substitute for gin.
- Raspberries: Raspberries are used to make the raspberry syrup, as well as for optional garnish. You can use either fresh or frozen raspberries for the syrup. Fresh raspberries work best for the garnish.
- Sugar & Water: Granulated sugar and water are heated together with the raspberries to make the syrup that will flavor the drink.
- Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds a tartness that balances out the sweet raspberry syrup. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice. As a substitute, use freshly squeezed lime juice.
- Egg White: The egg white will create a foamy, frothy top to the gin fizz without affecting the taste. If you don't like the idea of consuming raw egg whites, or for a vegan alternative, use aquafaba instead. Aquafaba is the liquid on top of a can of chickpeas.
You will need the following equipment for this gin cocktail:
- A small saucepan to make the raspberry syrup in.
- A strainer to separate out the raspberry chunks from the syrup.
- A cocktail shaker to make the drink in.
- Collins glasses or coupe glasses to serve the cocktail in.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Add the raspberries, sugar and water to a saucepan.
Step 2: Heat the saucepan on medium to high heat, stirring occasionally. Use a fork to mash the raspberries, allowing them to release their juices. Continue to heat for 5 to 7 minutes until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Step 3: Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the stove and pass the syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the raspberry chunks. Let the syrup cool to room temperature before using or storing.
Step 4: Add the gin, raspberry syrup and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker without ice. Shake well for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with club soda.
- Shake without ice first. For best results, shake this cocktail twice. The first time, don’t add any ice. This is called “dry shaking” and it allows the ingredients to emulsify, making an extra frothy, foamy top.
- Make a large batch of raspberry syrup. To save time, make a large batch of raspberry simple syrup in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 weeks.
- Serve in chilled glasses. For a gin fizz or gin sour made with an egg white, serve the drink without ice in a chilled glass. If you choose to leave out the egg white or aquafaba foam top, serve on the rocks (over ice).
No. You can use 1 to 2 tablespoons of aquafaba instead, or leave out the egg white altogether. Instead, serve the cocktail over ice and top up with extra club soda.
Yes, you can use a store bought raspberry syrup, however the flavor will be more artificial than the homemade one.
Yes. You can replace the raspberry simple syrup with Chambord for a Chambord gin cocktail.