Cream Fizz Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Cream Fizz cocktail is a delightful twist on the classic Gin Fizz, which dates back to the 19th century. It was a popular choice among the high society and was often served at elegant parties and gatherings. The addition of cream to the original recipe adds a luxurious and indulgent touch, making it a favorite among those who enjoy a rich and creamy cocktail experience.

How Cream Fizz Tastes?

The Cream Fizz is a velvety, smooth, and creamy cocktail with a hint of citrus and a subtle sweetness. The combination of gin, lemon juice, and cream creates a harmonious balance of flavors, while the carbonation from the soda water adds a refreshing and effervescent touch.

Interesting facts about Cream Fizz

  • The Cream Fizz is a variation of the classic Gin Fizz, which is believed to have originated in New Orleans in the early 19th century.
  • The addition of cream to the Gin Fizz recipe is thought to have been inspired by the popular Ramos Gin Fizz, which also includes cream and egg whites.
  • The Cream Fizz is sometimes referred to as a 'Cream Gin Fizz' or 'Velvet Fizz' due to its smooth and creamy texture.


A few good options for Cream Fizz are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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The backbone of our Cream Fizz is gin (2 oz), providing herbal notes that dance nicely with the other flavors. It's just enough to say hello without taking over the conversation. Without gin, we'd just have fancy lemonade. An alternative might be vodka for a more neutral spirit, though you’d lose gin's botanical charm.

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Lemon Juice

Sharp and zesty, lemon juice (1 oz) cuts through the cream and sweet components, keeping the drink balanced. Less would make our drink a creamy whisper, and more could lead to a sour pout. Substituting with lime juice could add a tropical twist.

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Simple Syrup

Sweetness comes into play with simple syrup (0.5 oz). It's sugar’s way of making everything go down smoothly. Too much and you're in a sugar rush, too little and the sour could overwhelm. Honey could be an interesting, earthier substitute.

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Heavy Cream

The luscious heavy cream (1 oz) adds a smooth texture and richness, turning our sip into a velvety delight. Skip it, and you miss out on the 'cream' in Cream Fizz. Half-and-half could cut some calories, but it's not quite the same indulgence.

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Soda Water

Soda water (2 oz) is our effervescent superstar, giving the drink a refreshing fizz. Alter the amount, and you either flatten the party or turn it into a bubbly foam-fest. Tonic water might give an interesting quinine kick, but that's another story.

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Ice Cubes

Ice cubes (6) are the silent guardians of chill, ensuring your drink is cool enough to soothe souls. Less could mean a warm cocktail tragedy, while more could overly dilute your masterpiece. Crushed ice could offer quicker cooling but risks faster dilution.

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Garnish: Lemon Twist

The lemon twist is the zesty ribbon on top – it's the first thing you smell, setting the sensory stage. No twist, and you miss that aromatic introduction. An orange twist could add a sweeter aroma.

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Recipe. How to make Cream Fizz Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and heavy cream.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients.
  3. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Top with soda water and gently stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure the cream is well mixed.
  • Use fresh lemon juice for a better taste.
  • Chill the glass before serving for a refreshing experience.

Perfect Pairings


  • Seafood: The citrus notes of the cocktail complement seafood well, especially items like shrimp cocktail or calamari.
  • Fried Foods: The effervescence of soda water and crispness from the lemon cut through the richness of fried appetizers, like french fries or onion rings.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: The lightness of the Cream Fizz pairs nicely with the simplicity of a grilled chicken breast, enhancing without overwhelming the natural flavors.
  • Pasta: Cream-based pasta dishes can echo the creaminess of the drink, forming a harmonious dining experience.


  • Fruit Tarts: The tartness of fruit tarts will be balanced by the sweet and sour profile of the cocktail.
  • Lemon Sorbet: For a refreshing end to the meal, pairing with a lemon sorbet picks up on the cocktail's citrus notes.

Other Drinks

  • Iced Tea: Non-alcoholic option that balances well with the Cream Fizz's flavor profile due to its tannins and subtle bitterness.

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What you could change in Cream Fizz

  • You can substitute gin with vodka for a different flavor.
  • Lime juice can be used instead of lemon juice.
  • If you don't have heavy cream, half and half or whole milk can be used.

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Cucumber Cream Fizz

  • Ingredients: Replace gin with cucumber-infused gin.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe, using cucumber-infused gin.
  • Taste: The drink will have a fresher, more summery taste with the cool, vegetal notes of cucumber.
  • Why: Perfect for garden parties and picnics, where the cucumber's crispness will shine.

Chocolate Orange Cream Fizz

  • Ingredients: Add 0.5 oz of chocolate liqueur and use an orange twist for garnish.
  • Recipe: Include the chocolate liqueur in the shaker. Follow the rest of the recipe as usual.
  • Taste: The cocktail takes on a dessert-like quality with chocolate's richness complimenting the cream.
  • Why: Ideal for dessert pairings or when you crave something sweet and indulgent.

Berry Cream Fizz

  • Ingredients: Muddle fresh berries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • Recipe: Muddle, then follow the original recipe.
  • Taste: The berries add a fruity and slightly tart dimension to the cocktail.
  • Why: For a fruity variation that's perfect for summer festivities and adding a pop of color.

In case you forgot basics how to make Cream Fizz

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Cream Fizz

How many types of Fizz cocktails exist?

There are several types of Fizz cocktails, including the Classic Gin Fizz, Silver Fizz (which includes egg white), Golden Fizz (which adds an egg yolk), and the Diamond Fizz (which uses champagne instead of soda water), among others.

Can this cocktail be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, one can substitute the gin with a non-alcoholic gin or simply omit the alcohol for a refreshing and creamy lemon-cream soda.

Does the Cream Fizz pair well with any specific foods?

Its rich but bright flavor profile makes it pair well with savory appetizers or slight spicy foods. Its creaminess can offset spicier dishes well.

Is the Cream Fizz suitable for those with lactose intolerance?

The Cream Fizz does contain heavy cream, which is a dairy product. However, one can substitute the cream with a lactose-free creamer or non-dairy alternatives like almond or oat milk.

How should I garnish a Cream Fizz if I don't have a lemon?

While a lemon twist is traditional, a small sprig of fresh mint or a dash of ground nutmeg or cinnamon could also add a nice touch.

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