With a signature song ("Either It's Love Or It Isn't"), and a signature perfume (Jasmine), it comes as no surprise that Coral should have a signature drink, the Ramos Gin Fizz. "Nobody can make them the way you can," she tells Mike the bartender, who was one of Johnny's only friends.
In spite of himself, the hard-bitten Murdock soon falls for Coral too. He knows his rye and water is drugged, but still he drinks it. And Coral's Ramos Gin Fizz? The next day, she swears it was too…
Ramos Gin Fizz (a.k.a. New Orleans Gin Fizz)
(makes one cocktail)
1 3/4 oz. gin
Juice of 1/2 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 dashes orange-flower water (available at Kalustyan's in NYC)
1 egg white
1 3/4 oz. light cream
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Club soda (optional)
Combine all ingredients (except for club soda) in a cocktail shaker over ice and agitate vigorously for at least one minute (or 40 shakes). Strain into a tall glass and top with soda water. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.