Henry C. Ramos invented the Ramos Gin Fizz in 1888 in New
Orleans. This drink was so popular that Huey Long brought a bartender
from the Roosevelt Hotel, in New Orleans, to the New Yorker Hotel,
in New York City, to show the staff there how to make this drink, so
he could have it whenever he was there. The Roosevelt Hotel group
trademarked the drink name in 1935 and still make it today.
2 ounces Half and Half
1½ ounces Gin
½ ounce Simple Syrup
2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
1 large Egg White
1 dash Orange-Flower water
1 drop Pure Vanilla Extract
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
and shake vigorously until frothy. Strain into a rock glass
and serve immediately.