With just 1.4 carbs this low carb cherry gin fizz is just as good as the classic. A thick layer of foam tops the tart pink gin mixture. It’s a pretty cocktail that is as impressive as it is delicious.
For this recipe you’ll need: gin, white cherry 0 carb water enhancer, vanilla stevia drops, 1 egg white (or 2 tablespoons pasturized egg white if you are concerned about raw egg), orange bitters, lime juice, sugar free ginger ale
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I’ll be the first to admit that I like pretty things — pretty clothes, pretty gardens, pretty rooms, pretty food, and pretty cocktails. On more than one occasion I’ve bemoaned the fact that I was born a minimum of 20 years too late. You can have the business attire and technology, I’d be perfectly happy in a wasp waisted dress, high heels, and pearls while I dusted my mid-century modern living room.
Needless to say I binge-watched Madmen on Netflix more than once.
So it’s no surprise that classic cocktails are my favorite. I mean the occasional Sex in the Driveway is great but I always go back to the collins, the sours, and the fizzes. They are elegant and pretty — plus people are always amazed when you know how to make them.
This Cherry Gin Fizz is gorgeous. There is a thick layer of foam over a layer of pink cocktail. It’s beautifully balanced with sweet and sour flavors… and the foam is creamy and light.
The Gin Fizz has been around since the late 1880s. It’s related to the Tom Collins but I think the fizz is prettier and more fun to drink. It’s also a great arm workout.
Put your gin and other ingredients in a shaker, add an egg white, and shake it like crazy. The better your shaking skills the better the foam comes out. Initially the whole drink will be foamy when you first add it to the glass but after a few seconds the foam will separate from the cocktail.
Traditionally the drink is made with club soda but I used diet ginger ale here to give it more layers of flavor. Feel free to go with club soda if you prefer less sweetness.
Gin Fizzes are supposed to be served in a tall, thin collins glass but I liked how it looked in the shorter and wider on the rocks glasses I had. I guess I am a rebel that way. Well, that and I don’t have a full set of bar glasses for every type of drink. Yet.
You’ll see a lot of Gin Fizzes on Pinterest but very few of them have the foam layer. Maybe people are afraid of raw eggs (I’m not – it’s that rebel thing again. I eat raw cookie dough, too)? It’s too bad because then you don’t actually have a Fizz you have a Collins. If you are concerned about the raw egg aspect then use the pasteurized egg whites that you can find in the store.
Enjoy this low carb Cherry Gin Fizz this weekend!
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These tall bar glasses are the traditional way to serve a Gin Fizz. They’re from Libby and very reasonable. You know, I don’t always have a lime or some other low carb way to garnish a cocktail. I found these glass swizzle sticks and I love them! They’re already in my cart.
Low Carb Cherry Gin Fizz
- 2 oz . Gin
- 1/2 oz . Lime juice
- 1/3 teaspoon white cherry water enhancer
- 15 drops vanilla stevia liquid
- A couple of drops of Fees Orange Bitters
- 1 egg white or pasteurized egg white
- Sugar free ginger ale
- Add the gin, lime, water enhancer, stevia, bitters, and egg white to a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously for several seconds.
- Open the shaker, add ice, and shake for another minute.
- Strain into a chilled glass.
- Add about 4 ounces of the sugar free ginger ale, pouring slowly down the side.
- Garnish and serve.