Gin Fizz, a classic cocktail with a Reborn twist
There is a new entry in the 'Fizz' family, it is our very own recipe that adds the spices of the Reborn herbal tea to the lemon juice
Legend has it that Gin Fizz is one of the oldest cocktails in history. This would be confirmed by its presence in the famous ‘Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide’, a sort of Bible for anyone approaching the world of liquor mixing, whose first edition dates back to 1862. But it could have been born even earlier! In fact, there are those who say that its inventor is none other than Admiral Horace Nelson, who considered it more of a medicine than a long drink. Why you might ask. Well, it’s all about lemon juice: a panacea for fighting scurvy, an everpresent malaise on the ships of the English navy during the long voyages to the most distant colonies.
At Wilden we like traditions, but sometimes we also enjoy reinterpreting them in our own way. We have embellished this version of the classic Gin Fizz with a double twist thanks to the spices of our Reborn herbal tea. A first infusion is used to flavor the ice cubes that will fill the tumbler of our cocktail, while the second takes place during the creation of the sweet syrup.
Gin is the perfect ingredient to sustain the scent and flavor of herbs and spices that give life to a fresh and sophisticated cocktail, despite the few ingredients and the simplicity of its preparation, making it ideal for any occasion.
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups of sugar or honey
- 6 g Remedium n.8 – Reborn
- sparkling water or tonic
- juice of 1 lemon
- First thing: something to be done at least a day in advance. Bring 1 cup of water to 95°C and add 3g of Reborn. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes and then sieve to remove the herbs. Use this infusion to fill an ice cube tray and leave it in the freezer overnight.
- Put water and sugar (or honey) in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugary part dissolves completely. Turn off the heat and add 3 g of Reborn to infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the herbs and let the mixture thicken until it forms a syrup.
- Using a tumbler, place 3 Reborn-flavored ice cubes on the bottom, then pour 2 parts gin, 2 parts syrup, 1 part sparkling water, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
- No need to shake, mix and drink in good company.