Another New Orleans favorite, the Gin Fizz takes its name from the splash of soda water to give it some effervescence. In fact, the Gin Fizz was so popular at one time, drinking establishments would employ teams of bartenders to shake the frothy cocktail. Take your time with this one, it requires a heavy dose of shaking.
1 oz Club soda
2 oz Green Hat gin
1 oz Lemon juice
.75 oz Simple syrup
1 Egg white
Add the club soda to a Coupe or Collins glass and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and shake without ice for about 3 minutes. This is called a dry shake. Shake hard to create the froth. Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and shake very well. Double-strain into the prepared glass.
* The trick is to use all fresh product; make your own simple syrup and use fresh squeezed lemon juice.