A favored flavorful cocktail style from the 30s and 40s was the “Fix.” And there were many reasons for its popularity.
The cocktail style itself is very sweet and was among the first combinations easily enjoyed by the fairer sex. The recipe is simple and the ingredients are easy to find. Its strong citrus accent is both refreshing and healthy.
But it was the ice that made it special.
And because of its abundant use of ice, its popularity soared during the summer months in North America while grabbing a large audience in hotter regions like Florida, Southern California, Texas and Cuba.
In essence a Fix is a sweet miniature cobbler, made in a highball glass with citrus (usually lemon or lime juice but may be a citrus liqueur), refined sugar plus the spirit of choice. And lots of shaved ice.
It should be garnished with fruits and a straw.
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