Now on to the drink. If the name is any indication, I knew I had to try this drink the very moment we crossed paths. What with my love of the 1920s and gin, it would be a crime not to. Believe it or not I came across The Fitzgerald for the first time last week while researching gin sours. I use the term "researching" loosely. You may notice that the recipes for the two are very close to one another with just one key difference, the addition of bitters. I thought they might taste too similar to bother with a separate recipe, but I was wrong. This one has it's own thing going on and reminded me a bit of the south side, that little kick from the bitters.
2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
two dashes angostura bitters
In a shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add a few dashes of angostura bitters. Shake, pour over ice, and enjoy.