Ramos Gin Fizz
If you’d ordered this peculiarly lovely drink in the early twentieth century when it was invented, you’d likely have been treated to a display of a half-dozen strapping busboys all lined up to shake the buhjeezus out of it in turn. Sadly, we have blenders nowadays, so those of us who would have liked the show must instead recreate it in our minds. Shame, that.
Toss everything but the sparkling water into a blender. Add a half-glass of ice for every drink you’re making, and blend on the highest speed until smooth. Pour into short glasses, cocktail glasses, or champagne flutes. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a half-wheel of orange.