As floral and as fizzy as the mythical carbonated gardens of Alusdusa, the Floradora is a gin cocktail that is not afraid of the seductive power of the raspberry. (Come to think of it, who is afraid of the seductive power of the raspberry?). Serving suggestion: follow with a love poem beneath a meteor shower. The bartender Jimmy O’Brien created the drink for a young actor from the cast of the Edwardian musical comedy ‘Floradora’; she claimed that she had already tried every cocktail, and O’Brien responded by creating this miraculous cocktail just for her.
- 2 parts HENDRICK’S GIN
- 1 part Lime Juice
- 1/2 part Raspberry Syrup
- Top with Ginger Beer
- Raspberry to Garnish
How to make
- Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly churn.
- Garnish with a skewered raspberry and serve.
- Feasts & Dinner Parties
- Cocktail Parties & Scandalous Soirees
- Moments of Exquisite Irrelevance
- Garden Parties & Picnics
- Summer Refreshments
If you don't have raspberry syrup, simply add a handful of fresh raspberries and 1/3 part of sugar syrup
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people often ask us
Where does the name Floradora come from?
The Floradora is named after a hugely successful musical comedy that first debuted in London’s West End in 1899. It made the transfer to Broadway a year later. One of the chorus girls asked a local bartender to make her a brand new drink one night after the show and the rest if history.
What can you substitute for raspberry syrup in this cocktail?
Fresh raspberries and sugar syrup.
What does a Floradora taste like?
It's got a nice zing from the ginger, a little bit of tartness from the lime and then sweetness from those raspberries so it ticks all the boxes.
A brief history of
the Flora Dora
The Floradora cocktail can be traced back to the early 1900s and was given its name after a successful Edwardian musical which opened in 1899. The musical famously included a chorus line of 'Floradora Girls' who danced across the stage and captivated audiences.
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