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The Ramos Gin Fizz is Cocktail Royalty. Here’s Why.

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The Ramos Gin Fizz is a cocktail that strikes both admiration and fear into the heart of bartenders everywhere. It can be messy, time consuming, and so delicious and eye-catching that seeing one made in public almost certainly ensures 10 others will ask for it instantly.

This also makes it the perfect cocktail to learn to mix at home.

Like other famous drinks including the Sazerac, Vieux Carré and the Hurricane, the Ramos Gin Fizz was first created in one of the U.S.’s premiere cocktail destinations, New Orleans. First crafted in 1888 and originally titled the New Orleans Fizz, the explosive popularity of the drink caused it to take on the name of its inventor, Henry Charles “Carl” Ramos, bartender and proprietor of the Imperial Cabinet.