The Empress Fizz

By Mixology Events

The Empress Fizz

This is a simple spin on our Empress cocktail. By adding soda water to the combination of vodka, elderflower liqueur, lychee juice and lime juice, this sour-style cocktail turns into a light, floral, refreshing long drink. The Empress Fizz is perfect for serving at a summertime bar hire or as an alternative for those who prefer their drinks long and mellow to short and strong.

Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur, Lychee Juice, Lime Juice, Soda.

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The Empress Fizz is a beautifully floral long drink, that features the unique flavour of lychee, paired with herbaceous elderflower and zesty lime, and topped with soda to make it a bright and refreshing fizz.

The Empress is one of our house creations, designed as a spin on the Lychee Martini, as with most sour style cocktails, by simply serving the drink in a tall glass, over ice and topped with soda, the short, sharp sour is transformed into a long, mild high-ball.

Many other sours can be converted into fizzes with this simple tweak so if you’re planning on serving a menu populated by short, strong classics like the Daiquiri, the White Lady or the Empress, you can offer fizzed up versions of all these drinks for those guests who prefer a long, sipping cocktail.

The Empress Fizz is a great spring-time cocktail, with its light, herbal sweetness it embodies the cool, refreshing feel of a spring evening and is the perfect inclusion in a light, florally flavoured cocktail selection. Some other great floral, perfumed cocktails include the Aviation; a classic sour featuring gin, lemon and violet liqueur, or the Perfumed Fizz a simple mixture of vodka, apricot liqueur, lemon, grapefruit and soda.

This drink is a great example of a vodka cocktail and if you want to showcase more of what this versatile spirit has to offer there are a huge range of different vodka cocktails to choose from, some of our favourites include the Twinkle; an elegant mixture of vodka, elderflower and prosecco, and the 90’s favourite; the Cosmopolitan, an underrated mixture of vodka, cranberry, triple sec and lime.

If you’re thinking of serving an Empress Fizz as part of your menu and want to know more about what drinks might sit well alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other vodka based, house created and high-ball-style cocktails from our list.


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Ingredients & Equipment


  • 25ml Vodka
  • 25ml Elderflower Liqueur
  • 25ml Lime Juice
  • 25ml Lychee Juice
  • Soda Top
  • Tinned Lychee for Garnish


  • Shaker
  • Jigger/Measure
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Mexican Elbow
  • High-Ball Glass
  • Cubed Ice
  • Take your Boston glass or small tin
  • Using your jigger to measure add the vodka, elderflower liqueur and lychee juice to the shaker
  • Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lime juice and add it to the shaker
  • Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your tin or lid
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold
  • Fill your high-ball glass with cubed ice
  • Using your Hawthorne strainer, strain your cocktail into the glass
  • Fill to the top with soda water
  • Garnish with a tinned lychee
  • Serve and enjoy!



Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Empress Fizz? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.