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:
- Lemon juice
- Powdered sugar
- Champagne (chilled, preferably)
- A cocktail shaker
- Champagne flutes or narrow wine glasses
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.