Are you looking for a cranberry and gin cocktail to serve at your next party? If so, you are going to love this Pink Fizz Cocktail.
By the way, we made this cocktail on a random Thursday night just because we wanted something fun and different to sip on.
Now, if I am honest, this cocktail recipe made me a bit nervous.
I had never used egg whites in a cocktail before.
How would this turn out?
Would it be gross and “eggy”?
Well, it turned out awesome.
Seriously, the entire concept was fun and it tasted just lovely.
If you are like me and not sure what to think, it may be worth a try!
Not really a gin fan? Here’s one of our favorite sparkling vodka cranberry drinks.
There are several ways to separate egg whites from yolks but it can be a bit tricky to do.
When I did it, I used this little kitchen gadget that I had.
I didn’t find it as easy to use as I had hoped but I was using it wrong at first.
It is best to get a gadget like this one and straddle it across a bowl.
Then break the egg over it and use it like that.
Tools are awesome if you use them properly. This one only cost a little over a dollar.
If you don’t have a tool, no worries.
Watch this video and you will learn how to do it quickly and easily with just a bowl and your hands.
About making the foamy fizz
It is important to NOT put the ice in the cocktail shaker.
For me, it is basically a habit to put ice in the cocktail shaker before adding any of the ingredients.
But in this instance, it is important to add the ice to the glass only.
The reason is that you have to add the liquids along with the egg whites and shake the heck out of it altogether.
The ice would break up the foam and ruin the effect.
Shake the egg whites and other liquids together twice as long as you feel like you should.
The more that you shake the greater amount of foam you will have.
About the simple syrup
You can buy some simple syrup and keep it in the fridge or you can easily make your own.
The only issue with making your own simple syrup is that it takes a bit of time.
If you are going to make this cocktail and your own simple syrup just plan ahead a bit.
There is nothing more frustrating than watching water boil, am I right?
Simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar but you can always add in other flavors to make it special.
If you are making some simple syrup specifically for this cocktail, you could add some fresh cranberries or lime juice to the mixture before or after cooking it.
About the soda water
What exactly is soda water?
Well, it is basically fizzy water, but we’ve always struggled a bit when asking for this at restaurants: Bar water? Club soda? Seltzer? Fizzy water?
“I’ll take a soda water” is the one that most likely gives us the no-charge kind from the tap at the bar. (Just FYI.)
We use our Soda Stream to make our fizzy water but you could just buy some club soda from the grocery store. (We’ve seen it in 2L bottles.)
When buying soda water for mixed cocktails, be sure to buy unflavored club soda.
The bottom line
This is a delicious cranberry and gin cocktail that is easy to make but looks fancy.
The key to making this cocktail is to plan ahead just a bit.
Make sure that you have some simple syrup and enough eggs.
Check the ingredients list for all that you need for this lovely cocktail.
Finally, since you are making a visually appealing cocktail you will want the proper glass.
I love these stemless martini glasses but you could also use a more traditional glass as well.
The key is to make sure that it is clear glass to show off the nice colors in the cocktail.
Looking for more cranberry cocktails? We got you.
- 1 oz gin (unflavored)
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 1 egg white
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz lime juice
- Soda water
- To your cocktail shaker, add the gin, egg white, simple syrup, lime juice and cranberry juice.
- Cap tightly and shake well until the ingredients are very foamy.
- Test for flavor intensity and sweetness.
- Add ice and swirl gently.
- Gently strain the mixture into your cocktail glass.
- Slowly top the glass with soda water through the middle of the foam. Take your time so that you don't disrupt the foam in the glass.
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