Gin-Cassis Fizz Recipe - A Refreshing Cocktail For Any Occasion

Gin-Cassis Fizz

Gin-Cassis Fizz Recipe - A Refreshing Cocktail For Any Occasion
Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 1


Gin-Cassis Fizz
Gin-Cassis Fizz

Gin-Cassis Fizz is a refreshing and bubbly cocktail that combines the botanical flavors of gin with the sweet and tart notes of lemon juice and crème de cassis. This cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day or as a festive drink for a special occasion.


The Gin-Cassis Fizz is a modern twist on the classic Gin Fizz cocktail, which dates back to the late 19th century. The addition of crème de cassis, a sweet blackcurrant liqueur, gives this cocktail a unique and fruity flavor profile.


How to prepare

  1. In a shaker, combine the ingredients with ice and shake.
  2. Pour gin, lemon juice, and sugar into the shaker.
  3. After shaking, strain the mixture into a collins glass and fill it with ice cubes.
  4. Add the club soda to the glass.
  5. Stir the drink well.
  6. Drop the crème de cassis into the center of the drink.


  • Substitute the gin with vodka for a different flavor profile.
  • Use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a tangier cocktail.
  • Experiment with different fruit liqueurs in place of crème de cassis for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor in this cocktail.

- Adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences.

- Use a high-quality gin for a more complex and flavorful cocktail.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Gin-Cassis Fizz in a collins glass with a lemon twist garnish for a stylish presentation.

Cooking Techniques

Shaking the ingredients with ice helps to chill the cocktail and create a frothy texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have crème de cassis, you can use another fruit liqueur such as Chambord or raspberry liqueur.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the ingredients for the Gin-Cassis Fizz ahead of time and shake the cocktail just before serving to ensure it is fresh and bubbly.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Gin-Cassis Fizz in a tall glass with a colorful straw for a festive touch.

Pairing Recommendations

This cocktail pairs well with light appetizers such as bruschetta or shrimp cocktail.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

The Gin-Cassis Fizz is best enjoyed fresh and should be consumed shortly after preparation.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Gin-Cassis Fizz contains approximately 160 calories.


The Gin-Cassis Fizz contains approximately 8 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


This cocktail is low in fat, with less than 1 gram of fat per serving.


There is negligible protein content in the Gin-Cassis Fizz.

Vitamins and minerals

This cocktail contains a small amount of vitamin C from the lemon juice.


This recipe contains alcohol and may not be suitable for individuals with alcohol allergies or sensitivities.


The Gin-Cassis Fizz is a relatively low-calorie cocktail with a moderate amount of carbohydrates. It is best enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


The Gin-Cassis Fizz is a delightful cocktail that combines the flavors of gin, lemon juice, and crème de cassis for a refreshing and fruity drink. Enjoy this cocktail on a warm day or as a special treat for a celebration.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a strong memory of the first time I saw this recipe for Gin-Cassis Fizz. It was a warm summer day, and I had taken a trip to visit my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, who was known for her incredible cocktail-making skills. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was hit with the delightful aroma of fresh fruit and herbs.

Mrs. Jenkins greeted me with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. "My dear, I have a new cocktail recipe that I simply must share with you," she said, motioning for me to take a seat at the kitchen table. She pulled out a worn and tattered recipe card from a drawer and began to read off the ingredients: gin, cassis liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda, and a sprig of fresh mint for garnish.

As Mrs. Jenkins mixed the ingredients together in a shaker, she regaled me with the story of how she had come across this recipe. She explained that she had learned it from a charming French bartender during a trip to Paris many years ago. The bartender had taught her the art of balancing flavors and creating the perfect cocktail.

I watched in awe as Mrs. Jenkins expertly poured the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice and topped it off with a splash of club soda. She then garnished the drink with a sprig of mint and handed it to me with a smile. "Go on, give it a try," she urged.

I took a sip of the Gin-Cassis Fizz and was instantly transported to a sunny terrace overlooking the Seine. The flavors of the tart cassis liqueur and the crisp gin melded together perfectly, with the bright lemon juice adding a refreshing zing. It was a cocktail unlike any I had ever tasted before.

From that moment on, I was hooked. I begged Mrs. Jenkins to teach me how to make the Gin-Cassis Fizz, and she happily obliged. Over the years, I perfected the recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit my own tastes. I added a touch more simple syrup for sweetness, and sometimes I swapped out the mint for a twist of lemon peel.

As I continued to make the Gin-Cassis Fizz for friends and family, it became a signature cocktail of mine. It was always a hit at parties and gatherings, with guests clamoring for the recipe. I smiled and graciously shared the story of how I had learned to make it from Mrs. Jenkins, the French bartender, and my own little twists on the original recipe.

Now, whenever I mix up a batch of Gin-Cassis Fizz, I am reminded of that warm summer day in Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen. It's amazing how a simple cocktail can hold so many memories and stories within its glass. I am grateful for the friendships and experiences that have led me to discover this delicious drink, and I look forward to sharing it with many more people in the years to come. Cheers to good friends, good memories, and good cocktails.


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