Today i'm going to teach you all how to make a delicious summer time treat: The Fred Collins Fizz!
Here's what you'll need.
- Bourbon Whiskey
- Simple Syrup
- Lemon Juice
- Orange Curacao
- Shaved Ice
- 2 Tall glasses
For the Bourbon pick something good. You're getting a lot of flavor out of it so if you pick something terrible the drink will suffer. For the Lemonade i highly recommend using homemade lemonade as it'll really make the drink explode with flavor. Lastly For the lemon juice the fresher the better.
Step 1: Whiskey
Grab a tumbler and fill it 3/4ths of the way full with ice.
Then measure out 2 ounces of your preferred bourbon or rye whiskey and pour it into the tumbler.
Step 2: Lemon Juice
Either squeeze 1 whole lemon into the tumbler or use 1.5 ounces of fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Step 3: Simple Syrup
Just a scant 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup into the tumbler
Step 4: Shake
Put your top on your tumbler and shake till it's ice cold and frost starts to form on the outside.
Step 5: Shaved Ice
In a tall glass add 1-2 scoops of shaved ice.
Step 6: Strain
Strain your shaken cocktail into the shaved ice.
Step 7: Orange Curacao
Float a layer of orange curacao on top. if you can't find orange curacao triple sec will work as well.
Step 8: Lemonade
In a second glass add 4 - 6 ounces of lemonade. How much lemonade is personal preference i prefer 4 in mine.
Step 9: Transfer
This step seems convoluted but the pouring the first mixture into the second is what creates the fizz part of the fred Collins fizz.
Step 10: Enjoy
That's all there is to it.
Using Limeade instead of lemonade adds a bittersweet tartness that is great.
Using Flavored whiskeys changes the flavor palette in good ways. My suggestions would be Apple, Blackberry and Honey
Substituting the Simple Syrup with flavored syrups is also delicious. I recommend passion fruit and raspberry.
To learn more about the Fred Collins Fizz check out the full article here: http://thelastsip.com/fred-collins-fizz/
For a video version (minor audio issues) check out the youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WeSfXp6qqA