Silver Gin Fizz

The Silver Gin Fizz cocktail was born in the early 1800s, at the old Waldorf Astoria, in New York City. It is said that Johnnie Solon made this drink for Cornelius Vanderbilt. It appears that the original recipe was lost, but this drink is still very popular today. This cocktail is also sometimes referred to as a “Silver Fizz” or even “Victor's Secret” because it contains egg whites and cream. The main ingredients used to make this drink is gin, lime juice, sugar syrup, egg whites and cream soda.

Spirit Used


2 ounces gin
¾ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
1 egg white
Garnish with lemon twist (optional)
Soda water


1. Place the gin, lemon juice, syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds until cold.
4. Strain the drink into a glass and top with the soda water; the egg white foam forms on top.
5. If desired, garnish with a lemon twist. Serve immediately.

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