Diamond Fizz Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:12%

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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 Diamond Fizz, also known as the Gin Fizz Royale, is a classic cocktail that dates back to the late 19th century. It is a variation of the popular Gin Fizz, with the addition of Champagne, which gives it a more luxurious and sophisticated touch. This cocktail was particularly popular during the Prohibition era and was often enjoyed by the upper class in speakeasies.

  • The Diamond Fizz is a favorite among gin and Champagne lovers
  • It is a perfect celebratory drink for special occasions
  • The name 'Diamond Fizz' comes from the sparkling appearance of the Champagne bubbles

How Diamond Fizz Tastes?

The Diamond Fizz has a refreshing, crisp, and slightly tart taste with a hint of sweetness. The combination of gin, lemon juice, and Champagne creates a well-balanced, effervescent, and elegant cocktail.

Interesting facts about Diamond Fizz

  • The Diamond Fizz is sometimes referred to as the 'Champagne Gin Fizz'
  • It is a popular choice for toasting at weddings and other special events
  • The cocktail was featured in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book


A few good options for Diamond Fizz are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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  • Why?: Gin provides the herbal backbone of the Diamond Fizz, contributing its distinctive piney and floral notes that interact playfully with the lemon and Champagne.
  • Consequences of Missing Out: Skipping gin would be like going to a party and forgetting to invite the guest of honor. The cocktail would lose its complexity and character.
  • Amount: 2 oz is the Goldilocks zone, where the gin doesn't overpower but still remains the star.

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  • Why?: It adds a zesty, tangy kick, which brightens up the gin's botanical notes and provides balance to the sweetness of the syrup.
  • What if it's not there?: Without lemon juice, the cocktail would be lackluster; it's the spark that lights up the flavor fireworks in your mouth.
  • Amount: 1 oz strikes the perfect sour note, too little and it whispers, too much and it'll shout over everything else.

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  • Why?: Simple syrup is the sweet diplomat that smoothens relations between tart lemon and robust gin.
  • What's at stake?: No simple syrup would be like eating a lemon pie without sugar – a tart travesty! The drink would be uncomfortably tart.
  • Amount: 0.5 oz keeps the peace without causing a sugar crisis.

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  • Why?: Champagne is the effervescent extravaganza that lifts the drink from great to grandiose, giving a luxurious texture and celebratory finish.
  • What if it's not invited?: Leaving out Champagne would be like hosting a ball without music; you miss out on the fizz and the finery.
  • Amount: 2 oz is just enough to make the cocktail sparkle without dousing the other flavors.

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  • Why?: Ice is the cool character that chills the party and gives the drink its refreshing coldness while also diluting it slightly to meld flavors harmoniously.
  • What happens without it?: No ice equals a warm handshake when you’re expecting a cool high-five.
  • How much?: As needed to ensure the mix is cold and crisp – but not so much that it waters down the conviction of your cocktail.

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Recipe. How to make Diamond Fizz Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled Champagne flute
  4. Top with Champagne and gently stir
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist

Pro Tips

  • Chill your Champagne flute in advance for a colder cocktail
  • Use high-quality gin and Champagne for the best taste
  • Shake the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup vigorously to properly mix the ingredients

Perfect Pairings


  • Oysters: The brightness of the lemon and effervescence of the Champagne complement the briny flavors of oysters beautifully.
  • Canapés: Choose something light and not too overpowering, like smoked salmon or caviar-topped blinis, to harmonize with the cocktail's elegant profile.


  • Grilled Shrimp: The cocktail's lemon notes will pair well with seafood, especially when served with a citrusy dressing.
  • Sushi: Opt for varieties that aren't too heavy on soy sauce to allow the refreshing qualities of the Diamond Fizz to cut through the sushi's richness.


  • Lemon Sorbet: To create a continuity of flavor, a zesty lemon sorbet can be a refreshing follow-up to the Diamond Fizz.
  • Light Pastries: Consider pairing with pastries that have a hint of citrus or fruit, as the acidity in the drink will provide a palate cleanse between bites.

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What you could change in Diamond Fizz

  • Gin: Can be replaced with vodka for a different flavor profile
  • Champagne: Prosecco or Cava can be used as a more affordable alternative
  • Simple Syrup: Honey or agave nectar can be used for a natural sweetener

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Rosé Diamond Fizz

  • Ingredients: Replace Champagne with Rosé Champagne for a fruity and elegant touch.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe, substituting regular Champagne with Rosé Champagne. This will add a blush of romance to your glass.
  • Flavor: Expect a more pronounced fruitiness and a visually appealing touch of pink, offering a flirty twist to the classic Diamond Fizz.

Emerald Fizz

  • Ingredients: Add a few dashes of green Chartreuse in addition to the gin.
  • Recipe: Add 0.5 oz of green Chartreuse to the gin, lemon, and syrup before shaking. Follow the remaining steps as usual.
  • Flavor: The Chartreuse will introduce an herbaceous depth and complexity, creating a cocktail with a verdant hue and an intriguing aromatic palette.

Berry Diamond Fizz

  • Ingredients: Muddle fresh berries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • Recipe: Take a handful of fresh berries, muddle them in the shaker, then proceed with the standard recipe. Strain into the flute to avoid berry bits in the drink.
  • Flavor: The berries will infuse the cocktail with natural sweetness and a vibrant burst of fruit flavor, making for a festive and colorful variation.

In case you forgot basics how to make Diamond 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 Diamond Fizz

Why is it called a Diamond Fizz? Is it because it has Champagne in it?

The cocktail is believed to have gotten its name from the sparkling appearance of the Champagne bubbles, which look like tiny sparkling diamonds.

Can I make a Diamond Fizz non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can use non-alcoholic gin and non-alcoholic sparkling wine as substitutes.

Why should I prepare Diamond Fizz in a Champagne flute?

Using a Champagne flute helps preserve the bubbles and enhances the presentation of the cocktail. It also allows the drink to stay cooler for longer as the glass is generally held by the stem, avoiding the transfer of heat from the hand to the drink.

What is the best time to serve a Diamond Fizz?

Diamond Fizz can be enjoyed at any time but it's particularly popular as a celebratory drink, so it's often served at parties, weddings, and other special occasions.

Where does Diamond Fizz originate from?

The Diamond Fizz originated in the United States during the late 19th century.

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