Gin fizz

Gin Fizz

The gin fizz is a lovely refreshing old time cocktail. Bring back the fizz!


45ml or 1 1/2oz gin

1 1/2 teaspoons of rich sugar syrup (you can find the recipe here but make sure you watch this video first as the ratio of sugar to water is not the same!)

3 teaspoons of lemon juice

soda water

ice cubes

lemon slice for garnish

a cocktail shaker


Half fill your cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

Add the gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice.

Shake shake shake.

Pour into a glass of ice.

Add the soda water and garnish with the lemon juice.

Sip through a straw.

Clove lemon syrup

Clove Lemon Syrup

Clove lemon syrup is a refreshing twist on classic home made lemonade. If you have a soda stream you can even make your own lemon soda!

Originally published in the Cairns Post, January 29th, 1953


570ml or 2 1/2 US cups water

2 cups of white sugar

1 1/2 cups of lemon juice

18 whole cloves


Put everything in a saucepan and boil for 2 minutes.

Turn off the heat and strain out the cloves.

Let the syrup cool completely.

To serve, take a glass of ice water and add as much syrup as you like. Stir and drink!