Smirnoff White Fizz, 1971 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Mar 21 2014 - 3:01am by RetroRuth

Happy Vintage Cocktail Friday!


This week we are diving headfirst into shallow waters with a great book we recently purchased called the Smirnoff Brunch Book from 1971. It’s hard to put into words how awesome this book is, probably because my idea of “awesome” is probably a lot different than most people’s.

Let’s just say there are a lot of unusual combinations in this book. This drink is a great example of that.


Smirnoff White Fizz
  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Vodka
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 egg white (we used pasteurized)
  • 1 tsp confectioner's sugar
  • 1 T light cream (half and half)
  • ½ t orange flower water
  • carbonated water
  1. Combine all ingredients except carbonated water and shake well with cracked ice.
  2. Strain into 12 ounce glass and fill with carbonated water. Stir. (warning - this will fizz like CRAZY!)




“Is this a glass of dishwater?”

“Ha! No.”

“You aren’t trying to poison me, are you?”

“Please, like I would be taking pictures.”

“Then this is terrible.”

The Verdict: Terrible

From The Tasting Notes-

This looks and tastes like a cleaning solution. The appearance isn’t exactly appetizing either.

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3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Yinzerella March 21, 2014 at 8:37 am - Reply

    It’s like a Gin Fizz gone terribly wrong. Dairy. WHY?

  2. Lassie March 21, 2014 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Huh! I usually try to guess if it will be good or yuck. I was wrong today.

    Now, those ‘shroom scrambled eggs….2 ‘dozens’ eggs? one can of mushroom soup?? no actual mushrooms? yes, that’s retro-vintage cooking!

  3. Mooshaus March 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    I bet substituting Cointreau for the orange flower water would help out.

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