The Fitzgerald was invented by Dale Degroff in the 1990’s. Starting in the early 1990’s at the Rainbow Room, New York, Mr. DeGroff was instrumental in the revival and expansion of the American bar scene. His advocation of using fresh juices in drinks helped revitalise the bars into using fresh ingredients instead of the bottle sweetened sugars that were often found.
Although essentially a Gin Sour (without the optional egg white), a couple dashes of Angostura bitters into the Fitzgerald add depth and roundness to the drink.
- 2 oz Dry Gin
- 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
- 3/4 oz Sugar Syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitter
- Garnish: Lemon Wheel
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.