Aug 112014

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.



I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.