Holy Fizz – The Love Child of a Church and Ramos Gin Fizz

Holy Fizz cocktail

The Holy Fizz is one of those creative cocktail ideas that are often devised when you’re a few cocktails deep. This recipe re-imagines the Church cocktail as a fizz, resulting in the perfect sipper that’ll have you seeing the bottom of the glass too quickly.

The creamy citrus vibes from the Aperol and heavy cream are reminiscent of a sophisticated orange creamsicle. The Holy Fizz cocktail takes some time and effort to make, but it’s perfect as a treat.

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How to Make Clear Ice At Home – Best Cocktail Ice Molds in 2022 for Crystal Clear Ice (Product Review)

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How to Make Clear Ice

I’ve read dozens of articles explaining how to make clear ice. Some articles will claim that you have to use distilled water to get clear ice, while others claim that it can be tap water as long as you boil it twice. In addition to the various water types, there are numerous ice molds available, most with corresponding marketing photos showing perfectly crystal clear ice. However, unless these molds incorporate one key technique, the photos are faked.

Since the dawn of the cocktail renaissance, enthusiasts have lusted after the beautifully cut, clear cubes adorning their old fashioneds and sazeracs at craft cocktail bars. Whether you’re new to cocktails or a longtime enthusiast, by the time you finish reading this post you’ll have a better grasp of the how clear ice is made, options for making clear ice at home, as well as one of the best visual illustrations of the process I’ve ever seen. The same process used to create clear ice can even be adapted to freeze flowers, mint, and other garnishes inside.

There is a lot of science to unpack, so if you just want to know what ice mold to purchase, scroll towards the bottom of the article where you’ll find my specific clear ice mold reviews I’ve also included a comparison table.

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Gin and Tonic

gin and tonic cocktail

The iconic gin and tonic. I hope you don’t need a recipe to make this, but I can give you some simple guidance to make sure your G & T is the best it can be.

Chill everything so that it’s very cold, and use a premium tonic water (Fever Tree or Q Mixers) or craft tonic syrup.


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Gin and Tonic

The gin and tonic is truly a simple classic. One can add variety simply by altering the gin selection or even the choice of tonic water.
Course: Cocktail
Keyword: G&T, gin, lime, quinine, refreshing, summer, tonic
Servings: 1


  • 2 oz. gin (extra chilled)
  • 4-6 oz. tonic water (see notes for preferred brands)


  • Pour 2 ounces of gin (London Dry is the standard style) into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Top with 4-6 ounces of chilled tonic water.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.


Storing your gin in the freezer to give it some extra chill will help the tonic water retain its carbonation. A well-made G&T should be cold and very effervescent.
I highly suggest choosing a premium tonic water. It really makes all the difference. Fever Tree and Q Mixers are my personal favorites.
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If you’re into using tonic syrups, I have a lengthy review that’s worth checking out.
The Ultimate Tonic Syrup Review (19 Syrups Reviewed)

The Ultimate Tonic Syrup Review (19 Syrups Reviewed)

gin and tonic

I had a $320.15 gin and tonic last week – technically speaking. For home cocktail enthusiasts looking to improve their standard gin and tonics, these tonic syrups provide a simple solution that also allows a level of customization. I reviewed a total of 19 tonic syrups to find out which ones are worth your money.

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Bee’s Knees

Bee's Knees Cocktail

Often, the simplest cocktails are the most enduring. I think the Bee’s Knees is particularly good with a more herbal gin. I love making it with Letherbee’s 2017 Autumnal Gin. If you’re not familiar with their releases, Letherbee creates two limited seasonal gins per year. Every year it’s different. The rosemary in the 2017 release is superb in conjunction with the lemon and honey in the Bee’s Knees.

PS – If you’re into simple cocktails, I highly suggest Robert Simonson’s book, 3-Ingredient Cocktails.

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