Ramos gin fizz

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Henry C. Ramos, a New Orleans barman who invented it in 1888.

Noun[edit]

Ramos gin fizz (plural Ramos gin fizzes)

  1. A cocktail particularly associated with New Orleans, made from gin, lemon and lime juice, egg white, sugar, cream, orange flower water and soda water.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 416:
      “What was that everybody at your table was drinking? Can I get you one?” “Ramos gin fizz. Get yourself one, too.”