Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz

By • May 11, 2010 • 4 Comments

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Author Notes: In 'What We Hunger For', Thomas Bauer writes of scouring the streets of New Orleans with MFK Fisher, in search of the perfect Ramos gin fizz. Bauer's moving account of his friendship with the legendary writer inspired us to experiment with this classic 19th century cocktail, which we updated with rhubarb and rosewater. Intensely refreshing.The Dog's Breakfast

Serves 1

  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces rhubarb syrup
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 or 2 drops rosewater
  • 1 egg white
  • ice
  • soda water
  1. Combine all ingredients except ice and soda in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Then add ice to shaker and shake a further 30 seconds. Strain into a tall chilled glass and top up with soda.
  2. To make rhubarb syrup, cut a pound of rhubarb stalks into one-inch pieces, wrap them in cheesecloth, and simmer for a half hour in 2 C water and 1 C sugar. Strain into a glass container with a lid and refrigerate.

Tags: cocktails, gin, rhubarb

Comments (4) Questions (1)


10 months ago Better Than Mom's

It's actually "Douglas Bauer". And you can read his short eposé on MFK Fisher at


10 months ago emstreet

Who is Thomas Bauer, and where can I read that story?


12 months ago dickensthedog

I fell in love last year with the Ramos Gin Fizz at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. We have been experimenting at home ever since, and this version is our favorite so far. We just love it!! Thanks so much.


12 months ago jubedo

Cannot wait to make this. Sounds so intriguing!