Tequila giant Patron caused some buzz in February when it launched a line of cocktail fizzers. Created with real ingredients (such as tomato, orange and lime), the Cocktail Fizzers look like bath balls. But when you drop one of the Margarita-flavored cocktail fizzer into the glass filled with Patrón tequila, it fizzes up into a bubbly beverage.
The Cocktail Fizzers were inspired by Patrón’s Margarita of the Year competition and created by Cody Goldstein of Muddling Memories. The fizzers were only available at Norwood, an exclusive members-only arts and culture club in New York, from Feb. 15- Feb. 22 (International Margarita Day), priced at $200 for a flight of the seven cocktail fizzers and $30 per fizzer.
Cocktail Fizzer flavors included Passion Fruit + Jalapeno, Lychee + Chia Seeds, Tomato + Thyme, Celery + Elderflower, Pickled Plum + Kelp Tea, Orange Marmalade + Sherry
Patron isn’t the first to create a cocktail fizzing product, however. Lori Schlakman launched Tabooze, a no-calorie cocktail mix in a portable tablet, in 2012.
More recently, Greenville, SC-based Dark Corner Distillery and HydroTab team up to make the Hydro-Gin Fizz cocktail, which uses the new hydrogen tablet delivery system via HydroTab (as not to water down the drink), created a twist off the classic Gin Fizz. HydroTab tablets create maximum PPM hydrogen-rich water; the benefits of molecular hydrogen are said to include increased energy, improved mental clarity and even reducing the side effects of hangovers. Here’s the recipe for the Hydro-Gin Fizz from Dark Corner Distillery cocktail creator Harrison Han.
2 oz. Jocassee gin
1 oz. Lemon juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
1 Egg white
1 oz. Club soda
2 HydroTab tablets
Pour club soda into a glass and set aside. Add remaining ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously for 10 or more seconds. Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and shake further. Add to glass of club soda, and drop in tablets.