Texas 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 Texas Fizz is a refreshing cocktail that originated in the Lone Star State. It is a popular choice among those who enjoy a bit of a kick in their drinks, thanks to the addition of jalapeño. The cocktail is perfect for hot summer days and is often enjoyed at outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and pool parties.

  • The Texas Fizz was created in the early 2000s as a twist on the classic Gin Fizz.
  • It quickly gained popularity in Texas and spread to other parts of the United States.
  • The cocktail is a favorite among those who enjoy spicy flavors and a bit of heat in their drinks.

How Texas Fizz Tastes?

The Texas Fizz is a well-balanced cocktail with a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. The jalapeño adds a kick of heat, while the gin and lemon juice provide a refreshing and tangy taste. The simple syrup and club soda add a touch of sweetness and effervescence to the drink.

Interesting facts about Texas Fizz

  • The Texas Fizz is sometimes called a 'Spicy Gin Fizz' due to its jalapeño-infused twist.
  • The cocktail is often garnished with a jalapeño slice or wheel to emphasize its spicy nature.
  • The Texas Fizz can be easily customized by adjusting the amount of jalapeño and simple syrup to suit individual taste preferences.


A few good options for Texas Fizz are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Gin is the cornerstone of our Texas Fizz, providing a crisp and botanical backbone that makes the cocktail sing. Using 2oz is just the right amount to assert its presence without overpowering the other flavors. Too little and you won't taste its juniper charm, too much and you're in pine tree territory. If gin's not your style, try a light tequila for a Texas twang.

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Lemon Juice

Lemon juice brings a zesty punch to our cocktail, brightening up the gin and balancing the sweetness of the syrup. 1oz ensures a tangy zing without turning your smile upside down. Forget it, and your drink becomes a sweet and spicy jaunt minus the citrus high note. A lime could sub in, giving it a more tropical twist.

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Simple Syrup

This sweetener is the peacemaker, ensuring the lemon's tartness doesn't steal the show. At 0.5oz, it's just enough to harmonize the flavors without turning into a sugary slog. Go without, and your taste buds may pucker up in protest. Agave syrup is a great alternative if you're craving a different kind of sweet.

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Here's the Texas heat! A slice or two muddled into the mix introduces a warming kick that'll liven up your sipping experience. Adjust the spice to your liking, but remember: no jalapeño, no Texas Fizz. It'd be like a cowboy without his boots—just doesn't feel right. A serrano will make you sweat if you dare for more fire.

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Club Soda

This bubbly personality lifts the cocktail to effervescent heights. 2oz keeps it light and refreshing without diluting our spirited concoction too much. Ditch the soda and the fizz fizzles out, leaving you with a flat fiesta. Want a twist? Swap with tonic for a bittersweet edge, partner.

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A jalapeño slice not only looks sharp on the rim of your glass, it also warns your taste buds about the spicy adventure they're about to embark on. Skip it, and you'll miss that eye-catching appeal and the extra zing with each sip. Feel free to swap with a lime wheel for a dash of green without the mean.

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Recipe. How to make Texas Fizz Drink

  1. In a shaker, muddle the jalapeño slices with the simple syrup.
  2. Add the gin and lemon juice to the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with club soda and gently stir to combine.
  6. Garnish with a jalapeño slice or wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Muddle the jalapeño well to extract its flavors.
  • Use fresh lemon juice for a more refreshing taste.
  • Adjust the amount of jalapeño according to your spice preference.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp: The smokey and sweet notes of the shrimp will complement the spicy kick of the cocktail.
  • Cheese boards: Choose aged cheddar or gouda to balance the drink's bold flavors.

Main Courses

  • Barbecued meats: The smokey flavors of barbecue pair wonderfully with the vibrant and spicy notes of the Texas Fizz.
  • Fish tacos: A light and crisp contrast to the cocktail, especially when paired with a tangy cabbage slaw.


  • Lemon sorbet: A zesty and cool dessert to cleanse the palate after the spicy cocktail.

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What you could change in Texas Fizz

  • Gin: Can be substituted with vodka for a milder flavor.
  • Jalapeño: Serrano peppers can be used for a hotter kick.
  • Simple syrup: Agave syrup or honey can be used as a natural sweetener.

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Smoky Texas Fizz

  • Substitute gin with mezcal for a smoky accent
  • Add a dash of smoked paprika Recipe: Follow the original recipe but use mezcal instead of gin and add a pinch of smoked paprika with the jalapeño during the muddling process. The smokiness complements the jalapeño's heat, creating a cocktail that's as rustic and bold as Texas itself.

Texas Fizz Royale

  • Add 0.5oz of peach liqueur
  • Finish with sparkling wine instead of club soda Recipe: Muddle jalapeño with simple syrup, add gin, lemon juice, and peach liqueur, and shake well. Top with sparkling wine for an effervescent, fruity twist on the original that feels like a celebration in a glass.

Spicy Herbal Fizz

  • Muddle in fresh cilantro with jalapeño
  • Use agave syrup instead of simple syrup Recipe: Combine cilantro and jalapeño with agave syrup, add gin and lemon juice, then shake. This brings a herbal note to the party, and the agave teases out a subtle sweetness that pairs well with the cilantro's freshness.

In case you forgot basics how to make Texas 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.

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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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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

Learn everything on how to muddle

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 Texas Fizz

Who typically enjoys the Texas Fizz?

The Texas Fizz is enjoyed by people who like a balance of sweet, sour, and spicy in their drinks. It's particularly popular with those who enjoy a bit of heat in their cocktails.

What food would pair well with the Texas Fizz?

Given its spicy and tangy elements, the Texas Fizz pairs well with Tex-Mex or Barbeque dishes. Think nachos, pulled pork or smoky grilled meats.

What time of day is ideal for serving Texas Fizz?

The Texas Fizz is perfect for a late afternoon or early evening drink, particularly in a warm weather setting.

What special events can Texas Fizz be served at?

The Texas Fizz is a great choice for a variety of events such as summer barbecues, outdoor parties, or any gathering where a refreshing cocktail is appreciated.

Can I make Texas Fizz in a large batch for parties?

Yes, Texas Fizz can be made in large batches. Just be careful that the jalapeño doesn't overwhelm the drink. It's best to add the club soda just before serving to maintain its carbonation.

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