The gin fizz is a classic mixed drink made with gin, lemon, simple syrup and soda water that is much like a whiskey fizz. The main difference is in the base spirit. The first printed recipe for a Gin Fizz appeared in the 1876 edition of "The Bar-tenders Guide" by Jerry Thomas and the drink rose to mass popularity starting in the 1900’s.
Add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white to a shaker.
Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and shake vigorously until well-chilled.
Double-strain into a chilled Collins glass and top with club soda.