Imperial Fizz Cocktail Recipe

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Imperial Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Cocktails in the fizz family are made using soda and sugar to produce the “fizz” sound and feel, but the gin variety differentiates itself by its base spirit, with additional flavors added. When it comes to the Imperial Fizz, whiskey is the spirit of choice. This whiskey cocktail is also known as a whiskey fizz and is an easy step-by-step method that makes it easy to make a tall, refreshing whiskey cocktail for the summer or any time you want a little sparkle in your drinks. A few sweet and sour elements give it a little depth. It is almost identical to the popular John Collins and similar to the classic highball, just with a few more ingredients. In the past, the whiskey used in this recipe has been blended. It is possible to find a wide variety of great whiskeys and almost any of them would work great in this transparent drink. Bourbon and rye whiskeys are common favorites among whiskey enthusiasts, but scotch and Irish whiskeys are also great choices.

Recipe Variations

One common substitution, often given credit to the “imperial” (rather than whiskey) fizz, is to choose sparkling wine instead of soda. If you follow traditional fizz techniques, you could add an egg white to this recipe to make the foamy top and mouthfeel more luxurious. You need to shake the egg extra hard and for a longer period of time than usual to get the whole egg integrated into the drink. Adding an underlying flavor is always a great idea. Orange liqueurs are very popular in this. Pour about 1 ounce. It can also be paired with other liqueurs such as Absinthe, berry liqueurs, or those that pair well with whiskey. In addition to simple syrup, you can also make flavoured simple syrup. It is great to have cinnamon syrup in the winter and berry syrups in the summer. Mix a few mint leaves with lemon juice and sugar in a shaker before adding whiskey for a fresh, refreshing taste.


The grains of superfine sugar are much smaller than those of regular granulated sugar. You should use it in cold drinks since it dissolves more easily. If you do not have it, you do not need to hunt for it in the store. To use the sugar you already have, simply blend it or process it in a food processor. If you move at high speed, it should only take a few minutes. If you would like, add about 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. Besides being convenient, it’s also really easy and inexpensive to make since the sugar has already been dissolved. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice is the best way to improve the taste of this fizz. One lemon yields about 1 3/4 ounces of juice, so one fruit is plenty for one drink.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Imperial Fizz Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Imperial Fizz Cocktail Recipe is 206 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Imperial Fizz Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Highball Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • A shot of whiskey could be made with a shot of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Shot of soda, to taste

Steps to Make It

  • Make sure the ingredients are ready.
  • Pour the whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Make sure the mix is well incorporated.
  • Put the liquor in a highball glass, add ice, and top it off with root beer.
  • Stir well.
  • It's time to serve and enjoy.

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