Italian Gin Fizz Recipe

Italian Gin Fizz Recipe
  • courseDrink
  • difficultyEasy
  • preparation time10 minutes

Craving something refreshing, citrus-infused, and bubbly for happy hour? Our mixologists have taken the classic Gin Fizz and given it an Italian twist.

This summer, take your aperitivo to the Mediterranean coast, where white, craggy coastline is flanked by crystalline waters and bright, sun-soaked lemon trees. To make this classic cocktail taste of a summer in Italy, our experts chose Malfy Gin Con Limone, which uses a selection of coastal Italian lemons – some from Amalfi and some from Sicilia – to give the typically herbaceous gin a fresh and zesty aroma. Established in 1906 in Moncalieri in Piemonte (an area renowned for its production of fine wines and spirits), Malfy distills their spirits in stainless steel vacuum stills to retain the fresh aromas of wild Italian juniper and citrus.

Gin Fizz Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Eataly

Yield: 1 cocktail

To make the Lavender Syrup:
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons edible lavender

To make the Gin Fizz:
1 1/2 ounces Malfy Gin Con Limone
1/2 ounce Lavender Syrup (see below)
3/4 ounce Meyer Lemon Juice
Ferrari Trento DOC Brut
Club Soda

To make the Lavender Syrup:

In a pot, add the water and the lavender, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the sugar and reduce the heat, stirring until dissolved.

Allow the syrup to simmer for about 15 minutes on low heat, reducing slightly. Remove from heat, and allow the lavender to steep for up to 1 hour.

Strain the lavender out of the syrup through a fine sieve. Store the syrup in a clean jar or bottle in the fridge.

To make the Gin Fizz:

Fill a large wine glass with ice.

Add the Malfy Gin Con Limone, lavender syrup, and lemon juice, and stir well to combine.

Pour in a splash of Ferrari Trento DOC and soda water to create the fizz. Garnish with a few slices of lemon.

gin fizz with Malfy gin