Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | December 20, 2010

Dale DeGroff’s Morning Glory Fizz

It’s been pretty slow around these parts – a combination of me traveling a lot for work lately, getting a nasty flu, and generally just falling behind on posts I want to do here.

To break the streak, here’s a video of Dale DeGroff making the Morning Glory Fizz. Below is the recipe for the Morning Glory Fizz Recipe from Modern Bartenders Guide, O.H. Byron, 1884:

Morning Glory Fizz

3 to 4 dashes absinthe mixed in a little water
3 dashes lime juice
1 tbsp. sugar
1 eggs white
1 wine glass of Scotch (2 oz)

Build in a mixing glass 3/4 full with fine ice. Shake well in a shaker and strain. Balance off glass with seltzer. Drink immediately, or the effect will be lost. It’s a morning beverage, a tonic and a nerve quieter.

DeGroff makes his with lemon and lime juice mixed with simple syrup – basically, fresh sour mix. I also don’t see him using absinthe or pastis, though I’m on a choppy aircard connection in a loud space now! It’s a nice, old cocktail with a some simple pop to it. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.



  1. Just discovered your blog and decided this was a glorious morning to try this Fizz. Not that I needed reviving but it appealed to my taste buds as a luncheon aperitif, and I wasn’t disappointed.

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