The Ace rarely makes public appearances on cocktail menus or even in books, but the drink does show up in Boothby’s 1934 World Drinks And How To Mix Them and then again in tiki master Victor Bergeron’s 1972 book, Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide. Obscure as it may be, the Ace is a delightful mix of creamy, sweet and sour worthy of a little time in the spotlight, or at least a place at your next brunch.
Let’s get one thing straight: A Fizz isn’t just a Sour topped off with carbonated water—it includes egg whites. The Gin Fizz is a delightful example of this classic cocktail made with fresh lemon juice, frothy egg white and London Dry gin. Getting a perfectly foamy head requires some hard shaking so great ready for a workout.