How To Make A Diamond Fizz

Want to know how to make a Diamond Fizz? Why, pour on some champagne, of course! We’re talking old-fashioned cocktail recipes though, not jewelry. For this one, we don’t need a girl’s best friend, unless her best friend is a bottle of champagne, because that’s what makes the fizz in a Diamond Fizz. Back in the days of Mae West, any cocktail that included a little of the golden bubbly was considered a Diamond Fizz. Cocktails that included both champagne and various portions of eggs were considered silver, gold or royal fizzes. Our Diamond Fizz cocktail is just a regular “diamond” fizz. No precious metals. No crown jewels. Just a regular, ordinary Diamond Fizz. An interesting bit of cocktail trivia: this recipe, as  with any fizz, consists of something sweet, something citrus, the prerequisite bubbly and, of course, a spirit. That’s liquor, not an apparition, in case you didn’t know.

To make a genuine Diamond Fizz, you will need:

  • Gin
  • Lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar
  • Champagne (chilled, preferably)
  • A cocktail shaker
  • Champagne flutes or narrow wine glasses
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine two ounces of gin, half an ounce of lemon juice, one teaspoon of powdered sugar and ice. Shake until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Strain the drink into glasses. You can pour it over a few ice cubes or a small amount of crushed ice, or you can choose to just serve it chilled with no ice.
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne. Stir gently to avoid excessive bubbles, and serve.

Tip: if you don’t have flutes or wine glasses, a highball glass will also work for the correct proportions.

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