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A gin fizz is a sour-based cocktail with the addition of sparkling water and lemon juice. A gin fizz is a great cocktail to have up your sleeve for summer entertaining. It is fresh, light, refreshing and features gin, which is always a hit. The classic gin fizz features fresh lemon juice with sugar or a simple syrup. I prefer to use lime juice and make a fruit based simple syrup for a festive spin on this classic cocktail.
When I think of summer entertaining guavas are one of my favorite fruits. They can be easily blended in aguas fresco, made into lemonade and are wonderful used to create marinades. I halved four guavas, removed the seeds with a spoon and incorporate them into my simple syrup. A quick run through the blender, strained and you are ready to shake up your guava gun fizz.
A cocktail shaker filled with ice, gin, lime juice and your guava simple syrup, now we shake. Shake, shake and serve over ice. From there, in goes some “fizz” with a splash of sparkling water and your done! In this cocktail I sued Perrier L’Orange. The newest addition to Perrier’s all-natural flavored sparkling mineral waters give my gin fizz a light, citrus note which complements the guava. Perrier L’Orange is infused with natural orange essence, contain no sugar and is zero calorie, making it a wonderful addition to your summer cocktail bar.
This guava gin fizz has is light with a sour citrus flavor that allows the gin to shine through, go with a quality gin you enjoy to create a well balanced cocktail.
Find Perrier L’Orange at retailers nationwide including Original, Citron, Lime and Pink Grapefruit. Perrier originates from a unique source in southern France and provide a delicate balance of minerals and carbonation which creates a crisp, clean taste which works wonderfully with many cocktails.
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- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 guavas halved and seeds removed
- ¼ cup gin
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Perrier L’Orange chilled
In a saucepan boil water, sugar and guavas until all sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer until guavas are tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely. Once guava syrup is cool, place in blender and blend until smooth, strain and refrigerate. To a cocktail shaker filled with ice add gin, lime juice and 4 tablespoons guava syrup. Shake well and pour over two glasses filled with ice. Top with chilled Perrier L’Orange and garnish with guava wedges and lime slices.