Spring is here and that always means a new cocktail on the blog. I love sharing new cocktails during this time of year. It’s like the winter blues has finally faded, the flowers are blooming, and there’s excitement for the upcoming months. At least that’s how I feel in spring. What does spring make you excited about? I’d love to know.
One thing we’ve been excited about is trying this beautiful Empress 1908 Gin. It’s purple and well…I think that’s enough said. However, I won’t leave it there. It actually tastes great too! Did I mention the color? Honestly, it’s likely the sole reason I made my husband find it. There isn’t any way to go wrong with this gin. Gin and tonic, gin and champagne, and gin and lemonade. As a staple liquor, you should always have gin in your wet bar. I’d highly suggest this one.
For this spring cocktail, we made a “Royal Fizz”. It features Empress 1908 gin, ginger beer, lime juice, and simple syrup. Other than the specific gin, the other items should already be in your bar. If not, I’d suggest adding them today. You can make a lot of different cocktails with these items, including this Royal Fizz.Print
Royal Fizz Cocktail
This refreshing cocktail is strikingly beautiful and perfect for summer! It features an indigo colored gin – Empress 1908 Gin, along with other bar staples.
- 1 1/1 OZ Empress 1908 Gin
- 3/4 OZ Lime Juice
- 1 OZ Simple Syrup
- 4 OZ Ginger Beer
- Lemon Twist – Garnish
- Fresh Fruit – Garnish
Pour gin, lime juice, and simple syrup into cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into chilled glass. Fill with ginger beer (approximately 4 ounces). Garnish with lemon twist and fresh fruit.
That was so simple right?! Yeah, a Royal Fizz is a super simple cocktail to make. You just need Empress 1908 Gin to bring out all the pretty colors. Let’s be honest. The prettier a drink, the better. That’s why I like to use pretty glassware like these beautiful martini glasses from Whitney J Decor, and of course any available garnish.
We used fresh blueberries, cranberries, and a lemon twist to garnish this gin drink. It’s what we had on hand and seemed to look the best. Just garnish with what fresh fruit you have on hand. There is no wrong or right way to do this. Some classic drinks come standard with specific garnish. But I always enjoy switching things up with varying fruits, herbs, and fruit twists. Have fun and make cocktails your own special concoction!