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To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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May 10, 2012

Gin Fizz

I'm not sure why I associate gin drinks with springtime.  Perhaps it's that fresh, herbal flavor of the gin that fits so well with cool spring nights and 70 degree afternoons by the beach.  Everyone should have a gin fizz recipe in their arsenal, and the ingredients are ones you always have around the house.  If egg whites weird you out, then nix it, but just know you're missing out on a truly amazing and classic cocktail if you do so.  According to the Lush Chef, eggs make everything better.

Gin Fizz
  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar (I used two white sugar cubes)
  • 1 fresh egg white
  • 2 oz cold club soda
- Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the gin and egg white.
- Fill the shaker with ice and shake to your heart's content.
- Pour into a highball glass and top with the club soda.