Bird of Paradise Fizz

Bird of Paradie Fizz cocktail with gin, lime juice, heavy cream, raspberry syrup, egg white, sparkling water, and orange flower water

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, legendary cocktail historian, has dedicated his life to digging up long-forgotten tiki cocktails and bringing them to light for a new century.

The Bird of Paradise Fizz is one such drink, which Beachbum credits to the Stranger’s Club at the Panama Canal sometime in the 1930s. It’s a glorious thing, bright pastel pink with a lovely head of snow-white foam, wreathed in lime curls and edible flowers.

The Bird of Paradise Fizz is an exceptionally tart drink – it needs to be, to cut through all that cream. But if your limes are on the tart side already, or you’re just not a fan of mouth-puckering drinks, feel free to pull back on the lime juice a bit.

Ingredients

Instructions

Vigorously everything (except the orange flower water and sparkling water) with ice. Double-strain through a wire-mesh strainer into a tall ice-filled glass.

Top with orange flower water and sparkling water and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime twist and/or edible tropical flowers.

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