Ingredients: 2 oz. orange flavored gin, 1/4 tsp. orange flower water, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 1/2 oz. half & half, 1 egg white, club soda
Directions: Pour all the ingredients except the club soda into a shaker. Shake vigorously for 30-60 seconds, then add several ice cubes and shake vigorously for another minute. Pour 1-2 ounces club soda into a tall glass, then strain the ingredients in the shaker on top.
A tricky drink to make, but well worth it. The RGF is, along with the Sazerac, New Orleans’ signature drink; it was invented there in 1888 by bartender Henry Ramos. It’s a creamy stomach-coater, perfect to start off a night’s boozing, though Frank Sinatra preferred it as a “hair of the dog” morning-after reviver. Some may get squeamish at the thought of a raw egg white in a cocktail, but one taste and you’ll stop worrying. Bitter orange flower water is a key ingredient in the Ramos gin fizz, so the relative sweetness of orange flavored gin makes a nice counterpart.