Lime 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 Lime Fizz cocktail is a refreshing and tangy drink that has its roots in the classic Gin Fizz. It was first created in the late 19th century and gained popularity in the early 20th century. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a citrusy and fizzy drink with a hint of sweetness.

  • Originated in the late 19th century
  • Gained popularity in the early 20th century
  • Perfect for citrus lovers

How Lime Fizz Tastes?

The Lime Fizz cocktail has a tangy and zesty taste with a hint of sweetness. It is light, refreshing, and effervescent, making it a perfect summer drink.

Interesting facts about Lime Fizz

  • The Lime Fizz is a variation of the classic Gin Fizz
  • It is often served in a highball glass
  • The fizz in the name refers to the carbonation from the club soda


  • Gin: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Lime juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Club soda: 3 oz(90ml)
  • Ice: as needed
  • Mint sprig: 1
  • Garnish: Lime wheel

A few good options for Lime Fizz are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

Learn everything on which Gin to choose


Gin is the backbone of the cocktail - the spirit base. Its botanical flavors add depth and complexity. Using 2 oz ensures it doesn't overwhelm the delicate bubbles of the club soda. Too much gin, and it becomes a punch in the palate. Don't use it? You'll have a soft drink. Vodka could work as a subtler alternative, but you'll miss gin's charming herbaceous notes.

Mary Mitkina

Lime Juice

The zesty personality of the lime offers a refreshing acidity. 1 oz is the sweet spot - any less, and the drink might taste flat; too much, and your face might implode in a pucker. Without it, it's like a beach without the ocean. A bit dramatic, but you get the picture.

Alex Green

Simple Syrup

This sweet friend is here to balance out the acidity - just 0.5 oz. Any less, and the lime might throw a tantrum. Forget it entirely, and it's sour city! If you're out, honey or agave syrup can stand in, but they'll bring their own flavors to the party.

Emma Rose

Club Soda

The life of the party - 3 oz offers the perfect fizz, lifting the drink with its bubbly charm. Less soda, and it might taste a bit concentrated; too much, and it dilutes the fun. No soda equals no fizz. Sad, flat times.

Mary Mitkina


Keeps everything cool and dilutes the drink just enough as it melts. It's like the friend who doesn't draw attention but makes sure everyone else has a good time. No ice? Expect lukewarm disappointments.

Alex Green

Mint Sprig

Adds a fresh, aromatic garnish which also infuses a subtle herby scent. No mint? It's not a deal-breaker, but you'll miss out on that 'ahh' factor.

Emma Rose

Garnish: Lime Wheel

The garnish is the cocktail's first impression - it looks inviting and adds a hint of lime scent. No lime wheel means you'd still enjoy the drink, but without the style points.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Lime Fizz Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well
  3. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with fresh ice
  4. Top with club soda
  5. Gently stir to combine
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure the ingredients are well mixed
  • Use fresh lime juice for a more vibrant flavor
  • Chill the highball glass before serving to keep the cocktail cool for longer

Perfect Pairings


  • Ceviche: The high acidity of lemons/limes in the ceviche is complemented by the Lime Fizz's citrusy profile.
  • Sushi: The clean flavours of sushi can be enhanced with the effervescence of the Lime Fizz.
  • Chips and Guacamole: The refreshing lime in the cocktail pairs well with the rich avocado.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: A simple seasoned chicken would pair nicely as the cocktail won't overpower the dish.
  • Fish Tacos: The zest in the Lime Fizz will add an extra dimension to the flavours of the tacos.


  • Lemon Tart: The Lime Fizz, while not sweet, complements a sweet and tangy lemon tart.
  • Fruit Salad: A fresh fruit salad would go well with this refreshing cocktail for a healthy dessert option.

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What you could change in Lime Fizz

  • Vodka can be used instead of gin for a different flavor profile
  • Lemon juice can be substituted for lime juice if desired
  • Honey or agave nectar can replace the simple syrup for a natural sweetener

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Elderflower Lime Fizz

Ingredients: Substitute gin with elderflower liqueur, and add 2 oz of apple juice. Recipe: Combine elderflower liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and apple juice in a shaker. Shake, strain, top with club soda. Taste: The drink will be more floral and sweeter.

Spicy Lime Fizz

Ingredients: Add a few slices of jalapeño to the existing recipe. Recipe: Muddle jalapeño slices with lime juice and simple syrup before adding gin. Shake, strain, and top with club soda. Taste: Expect a spicier kick that contrasts the refreshing lime.

Cucumber Lime Fizz

Ingredients: Add 2 oz of cucumber juice and replace simple syrup with honey syrup. Recipe: Combine cucumber juice, gin, lime juice, honey syrup in a shaker. Shake, strain, top with club soda. Taste: The drink will be more refreshing, with a light, vegetal sweetness.

In case you forgot basics how to make Lime 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.

Learn everything on how to shake

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.

Learn everything on how to strain

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.

Learn everything on how to stir

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 Lime Fizz

What is the best gin to use for a Lime Fizz?

Any London Dry style gin will work great for the Lime Fizz.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Lime Fizz?

Yes, you can skip the gin and add a bit more club soda or a dash of non-alcoholic gin.

I don't like mint, can I substitute it with another herb?

Definitely, you can substitute mint with basil or rosemary.

Can I prepare the Lime Fizz a day in advance?

No, it's best enjoyed fresh. Making it in advance can alter the flavor and reduce the effervescence.

Is Lime Fizz a strong cocktail?

With the standard measurements, it's mild to moderate in terms of alcohol content.

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