Making a Jasmine Gin Fizz

The slightest whiff of jasmine tea transports me to a tropical paradise. The Jasmine Gin Fizz is an aperitif that takes its inspiration from a warm and languid breeze, enhanced by lemon, honey and a splash of soda. One sip is like an escape to the South Pacific, minus the airfare! Close up of Jasmine Gin Fizz

Ingredients: For One Drink
  • 2 ounces Jasmine infused gin (recipe follows)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 large egg white
  • Ice
  • 1-ounce chilled sparkling water
  • Jasmine flowers or thinly sliced lemon on a cocktail pick for garnish (optional)
  • In a cocktail shaker combine Jasmine-infused gin, lemon juice, honey simple syrup, egg white and shake well.
  • Add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake again for a good 10 seconds. 
  • Strain into a chilled white wine glass and top with sparkling water.
  • Add garnish and serve. Jasmine Flower BudsJasmine Flower Buds 
Jasmine Infused Gin: makes 8 ounces
  • Place two heaping teaspoons of Imperial Jasmine tea into a glass jar or measuring cup. Add 8 ounces of gin and allow to infuse for one hour. Strain out tea leaves and discard.
  • Jasmine Infused Gin can be kept at room temperature for up to 1 month.
Honey Simple Syrup: makes 4 ounces
  • Add four ounces of honey and four ounces of water to a small saucepan and slowly heat until honey dissolves.
  • Allow syrup to cool before using.
  • Honey Simple Syrup can be used to sweeten other hot and cold beverages, in salad dressings or sauces.