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The Ritz Fizz was created as the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain's signature cocktail in 1934 upon the repealing of prohibition in the United States. It was first concocted in the bar at the former Ritz-Carlton Boston Hotel (renamed the Taj Boston on January 11, 2007) in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ritz Fizz (Boston Ritz Fizz)
In a Champagne Flute glass mix:
- 1/2 oz. (12.5 mL) Disaronno Amaretto
- 1/2 oz. (12.5 mL) De Kuyper Blue Curacao
- 1/2 oz. (12.5 mL) fresh lemon or lime Juice
- Top off with Champagne.
- Stir together.
- Garnish with a rose petal.
- Some recipes use Sour mix or Sweet & Sour mix instead of the lime or lemon juice.
Le Ritz Fizz (Canadian Ritz Fizz)
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal makes their version with 1/2 oz. (12.5 mL) of apple liqueur instead of the Amaretto and Blue Curaçao and garnishes it with a sugar cube dipped in raspberry liqueur. This is probably due to copyright infringement since the Montreal Ritz-Carlton is privately owned and has not been part of the Ritz-Carlton group since the 1970s, which was when the hotelier pulled out of Montreal due to the city's economic decline.