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Perfumed Fizz

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Perfumed Fizz

This delicious house creation, consists of dry vodka, nutty, floral apricot liqueur, lemon juice, pink grapefruit juice and soda. The Perfumed Fizz is a zesty and refreshing high-ball with a subtle, floral finish, perfect for a summer bar hire.

Vodka, Apricot Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Pink Grapefruit Juice, Soda – High-Ball*

*premium glassware pictured, event glassware may differ.

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The Perfumed Fizz comes straight from the minds of our ingenious bar-team, a light, low ABV, summer sipper, with a tangy, botanic flavour profile.

Fizzes are a great option for hot summer afternoons, with their relatively low alcohol content and the addition of soda water, they’re thirst-quenching and mellow—perfect for those looking to while away a sunny day. Some other great drinks to feature alongside the Perfumed Fizz, include the Tom Collins, a classic high-ball of gin, lemon and soda and the Paloma, a similar, tequila-based long drink, featuring grapefruit and soda.

The Perfumed Fizz is also a great option to offset a menu populated by stronger classic cocktails. For those featuring short, elegant classics like the Sidecar or the Corpse Reviver No.2, this cocktail is a great low ABV alternative that still exudes the same sophistication and class. And, because its a built drink, it’s quick to serve compared to the more complicated, shaken classics.

If vodka’s your thing and you’re thinking of featuring the Perfumed Fizz as part of a vodka-based selection, there’s a huge range of delicious drinks that can be made with this versatile spirit. From Espresso Martinis to Sex On The Beaches, there’s a vodka cocktail to suit all palates and preferences.

If you’re thinking of serving the Perfumed Fizz at your bar hire and want to know more about what drinks would sit well alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser or check out some other vodka-based, summery and high-ball-style cocktails from our list.


This drink was created by Mixology Events’ head bartender and events manager, Jake Rogers for a bar he worked at in his hometown of Bristol:

“I created this drink when I was working at a bar in Bristol called The Milk Thistle, it actually just got voted 16th in the UK’s top 50 bars. I was working as head bartender there at the time. Obviously vodka is a really versatile spirit but it can be hard to showcase because of its neutral flavour, but when complemented with the right fruit ingredients it can really sing, the grapefruit really accentuated the dryness of the vodka and it turned out a real summer-sipper with a subtle perfumey flavour.”


Myths & Legends

Pink grapefruit is an essential ingredient to this cocktail and gives it its distinctive citrus-floral bitterness. Grapefruits are not a naturally occurring fruit but an accidental hybrid of two other citrus fruits, the Jamaican sweet orange (itself an ancient hybrid of asian origin) and the Indonesian pomelo. It’s thought the hybrid came about in Barbados where Pomelo seeds were introduced from Asia by a British naval officer named Captain Shaddock. When it was first discovered the grapefruit was known as ‘the forbidden fruit.’


As this drink is unique to mixology events there aren’t any references for it anywhere as far as we can tell, nor are there any other cocktails we can find of the same name. You can read more about the interesting history of the grapefruit and the creation of other citrus fruit hybrids on Wikipedia.


Ingredients & Equipment

Vodka’s greatest strength is its neutrality, its lack of distinctive flavour is at the heart of its appeal. This makes it a perfect ingredient for mixing as its fellow ingredients will always take prime position in a drink.

That being said, for the cleanest and smoothest tasting vodka cocktails it’s important to use a fairly good quality spirit, by no means must you crack open a bottle of Grey Goose or Belvedere for every vodka cocktail you want to make but you don’t want to go using generic, supermarket-brand vodka either.

We recommend a classic Russian or Polish vodka like Stolichnaya. This stalwart spirit has been a leading brand since debuting in the west in the 1970s, its clean flavour makes it a great product for use in cocktails.


  • 25ml Vodka
  • 20ml Apricot Liqueur
  • 25ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • Splash of Soda Water
  • Lemon Wedge to Garnish


  • Jigger/Measure
  • Bar Spoon
  • Mexican Elbow
  • High-Ball Glass
  • Cubed Ice
  • Take your high-ball glass
  • Using your jigger to measure add the vodka, apricot liqueur and pink grapefruit juice to the glass
  • Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 15ml of lemon juice and add it to the glass
  • Fill the glass ⅔ with cubed ice
  • Holding your bar spoon lightly between your thumb and forefinger, gently stir the cocktail for a few seconds to combine the ingredients and incorporate the ice
  • Fill your glass to the top with more crushed ice
  • Top your cocktail up with the soda water
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge
  • Serve and enjoy!

For larger groups of six or more students, we offer the option to take things private. Our classes are fully portable, and we are able to set ourselves up efficiently and professionally in a wide variety of locations and settings across the capital, the UK, and beyond. You name the location, and we’ll endeavour to make it happen.

Give one of our dedicated event organisers a call on 020 8003 7982. They’ll happily talk you through your options, and answer any questions you may have about both our mobile and in-house cocktail making classes.