Cocktail Hour: Gin Fizz Recipe ft Professors Club Gin

Cocktail Hour: Gin Fizz Recipe - Female Original

I’m on a bit of a roll with the boozey content at the moment, and to be honest I’m not mad about it at all. With lockdown having meant that I’ve picked up a new hobby of making cocktails, I’ve found myself with loads of new recipes drafted and ready to share on here. I know that my last post was a cocktail recipe but I figured you’d let me off because, let’s be real, how can you not want a new cocktail recipe to try out at home?

This post includes an item that was gifted to me (marked with an asterisk). All opinions are of course my own.

Cocktail Hour: Gin Fizz Recipe - Female Original

The Gin Fizz: My Gin Renaissance

In recent months I’ve found myself having a bit of a gin renaissance. I used to be the biggest fan of gin back when I was around 19 or 20, but then it hit a point where whenever I had an alcoholic drink it was always gin. And as everything does when you have it all the time, gin became a bit boring to me. So I switched over to darker spirits like whiskey and dark rum for a while. Don’t get me wrong I still had the occasional gin over the years, but for a long while it wasn’t my go-to.

Near the end of last year I decided to give it another go, opting for a fruity rhubarb gin to ease myself back in. One sip and I’d fallen in love with gin all over again. Plus after making my own gin right at the end of the year I was completely resold on the spirit.  Anyway, gin life story over, let’s get back to why you’re here…for a banging gin cocktail right? Here’s how to make the perfect gin fizz.

Equipment

Cocktail shaker

Martini glass

Cocktail Hour: Gin Fizz Recipe - Female Original

Ingredients

50ml Professors Club Secret Garden Gin*

25ml lemon juice

2 tsp sugar syrup

Soda water

Slice of lemon

Plenty of crushed ice

Cocktail Hour: Gin Fizz Recipe - Female Original

The Gin Fizz: Professors Club Gin*

My favourite thing about this cocktail is how lovely and light it is, and that’s down to the gin that I’ve used in it. There are so many different gins out there at the moment and it really does make a huge difference what gin you choose to use in your drinks. For this cocktail I’ve gone for one of Professors Club’s new limited edition gins; the Secret Garden Gin*.

Light, smooth and super summery, the Secret Garden Gin* is the latest release from Afterthought Spirits Co. ‘Twisted’ with lavender, mint and hibiscus it’s a super refreshing gin perfect for enjoying this Summer. They recommend pairing it with fresh orange juice and a lime wedge but I have to say it goes perfectly with a classic Fever Tree Tonic as well. And of course I love it in this gin fizz!

The new limited edition range consists of three flavours, a Pink Gin, a Summer Dry Gin (that’s lovely and lemony) and the Secret Garden Gin, all of which are 42% ABV. As if the gins themselves aren’t delicious enough, each of the bottles are designed by Wade ceramics in a unique ‘twisted’ shape that I think anyone would be happy to have in their drinks cupboard. I may or may not have put my bottles on full display (they’re just so pretty!).

Cocktail Hour: Gin Fizz Recipe - Female Original

Method

Fill half of your martini glass with crushed ice (to chill).

Fill half to three-quarters of your cocktail shaker with crushed ice.

Add the gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice into your shaker. Pop the lid on and shake the ingredients together.

Remove the crushed ice from your martini glass and pour in the mixed drink.

Top up the cocktail with soda water.

Add a slice of lemon to the top of your drink.

Serve and enjoy!

Cocktail Hour: Gin Fizz Recipe - Female Original

Have you ever tried a gin fizz before? What do you think of the sound of the new gins from Professors Club? Let me know in the comments. And if you fancy trying out a bottle of one of Professors Club’s new gins then you can pick up a bottle directly from Afterthought Spirits here.

Female Original

Something else you might like: Cocktail Hour: Rosé Spritz.

46 Comments

  1. Pea Green
    August 24, 2020

    Awwww amazing, love a gin cocktail

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 29, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed reading!

      Reply
  2. That Happy Reader
    August 24, 2020

    Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 31, 2020

      Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Sue Berk Koch
    August 24, 2020

    Only recently I started experimenting with gin, so this is great timing. I’ll give your recipe a try. Thanks!
    –Sue
    http://www.susanberkkoch.com/blog

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 31, 2020

      Glad I could help! Let me know what you think if you do try it out 🙂

      Reply
  4. Lucy
    August 24, 2020

    I’ve never been a gin drinker but this cocktail looks so good! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 28, 2020

      Thanks Lucy! It’s so refreshing and has a little bit of sweetness to it as well x

      Reply
  5. Lauren Kenny
    August 24, 2020

    Oooh I haven’t tried a gin fizz before but looks like a good one since I have lots of gins in. Also so cool that you made your own gin I’d love to try that 🙂

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 1, 2020

      It’s a super easy cocktail to make! Making my own gin was such a cool experience, I’d love to do it again 🙂

      Reply
  6. Sophie
    August 24, 2020

    I really thought your intro was going to say that you’d found a new hobby of drinking and I was fully prepared to praise you for living your best life 😂. This is exactly the kind of drink I order when I’m not sure what I want, I love anything with lemon/ citrus flavours when it comes to cocktails x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 3, 2020

      Hahaha definitely not a new hobby of mine but that’d be very much on brand :’) I know exactly what you mean, it’s become my go-to for when I don’t know what to make for myself x

      Reply
  7. Jaya Avendel
    August 24, 2020

    This looks like a divine mix, and I would definitely be saving that bottle! The name and the brand are both delightful and, though I have never had a gin fizz before, it is something I will be trying! I actually have some gin in my freezer. 🙂

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 28, 2020

      The bottle is so unique isn’t it! Sounds like a plan, let me know what you think if you do try it x

      Reply
  8. Nancy
    August 25, 2020

    It is so cool that you got to do collabs with alcohol companies hehe. You can never go wrong with gin. I like that this cocktail is pretty much straight forward. Mmmm I know it would be great with some mint too!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Glad you liked it overall.

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 1, 2020

      Aw thank you so much! It’s really straight forward, not too fiddly at all 🙂 Oooh mint would be great with it!

      Reply
  9. stylefrontier
    August 25, 2020

    wow this looks so nyumm. perfect for summer!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 1, 2020

      Thank you! It definitely is 🙂

      Reply
  10. S.S. Mitchell
    August 25, 2020

    I’m not a gin lover and rarely drink alcohol, however I love refreshing zesty drinks with lemon flavours! This looks really tasty!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 1, 2020

      It’s super refreshing and the lemon definitely adds a zesty flavour 🙂

      Reply
  11. Jenny in Neverland
    August 25, 2020

    I love that bottle! I’m such a sucker for good packaging. This sounds yummy!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 1, 2020

      It’s so cool isn’t it! 🙂

      Reply
  12. Aimsy
    August 25, 2020

    Ooo this sounds so refreshing. I do like the tang of a gin fizz. I also love the sound of that gin, I may just have to sample a bottle or two!
    By the way, loving the cocktail making sessions you are having. Nothing wrong with a good cocktail!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 3, 2020

      It definitely is refreshing! Both the Secret Garden and the Summer Dry gins were amazing, although the Secret Garden gin has the edge for me 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying the cocktail series! x

      Reply
  13. Postcard Stories
    August 25, 2020

    Mmmmm, very tempting blog post 😉

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 26, 2020

      Haha glad you liked it!

      Reply
  14. Radi
    August 27, 2020

    Omg this is the kind of hobby I want to pick up too…super fun! haha
    Never tried but I’ve got to!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 5, 2020

      Hahaha honestly blogging and cocktail making are my two main hobbies now :’)

      Reply
  15. Lozza
    August 27, 2020

    Ooh this looks lovely!

    I think I’d really enjoy this ☺️
    I love the actual bottle too!

    Love Lozza x
    http://girlygabble.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 5, 2020

      The bottle is so cute isn’t it! Let me know if you do try it 🙂

      Reply
  16. Laila
    August 27, 2020

    These photos look amazing. I don’t drink but thanks for sharing. Seems like you really enjoyed the drinks!
    Laila
    http://www.lailanblog.blogspot.co.uk

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 5, 2020

      Thanks so much! 🙂

      Reply
  17. Mark Crone
    August 27, 2020

    Brilliant! I didn’t have a drink yesterday but I’m due for one later today. I love a great gin and this looks fabulous too. This is a must try! Thanks for sharing,

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 6, 2020

      I hope you enjoy trying it out for yourself! 🙂

      Reply
  18. Amber Page
    August 29, 2020

    Gin is my favourite! This looks great!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 6, 2020

      It’s so lovely! 🙂

      Reply
  19. alexfaithwrites
    August 29, 2020

    I love gin so this sounds right up my street!! I love a rhubarb gin too, I’d love to see any cocktails that incorporates that as well! x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 6, 2020

      I’ll have to try out some rhubarb gin cocktails and share them on here! 🙂

      Reply
  20. Hazel
    September 2, 2020

    I’ve never heard of this gin before, the cocktail sounds delicious!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 10, 2020

      It was a really lovely gin! It went perfectly in the fizz as well 🙂

      Reply
  21. Becca @ The LDN Lifestyle
    September 3, 2020

    I’m loving these cocktail posts! I also love making cocktails and am building my collection of spirits and syrups etc to use in them. This sounds fab, I love any cocktails with gin x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 10, 2020

      So glad you’re enjoying them! I love building up a collection of spirits, it’s so satisfying having everything in stock 🙂

      Reply
  22. Ellie
    September 3, 2020

    Oooh this looks really nice! I’m loving gin at the moment 🙂

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 6, 2020

      It’s really light and refreshing – perfect for this time of year 🙂

      Reply
  23. Emily
    September 4, 2020

    Oooh okay this looks absolutely delicious! I would love to try one of them!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 13, 2020

      It’s so lovely! 🙂

      Reply

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