Named for an Edwardian musical famous for its chorus line of “Florodora Girls,” this classic highball is made with gin, raspberry liqueur and a fresh ginger syrup. In David Wondrich’s Imbibe, the cocktail historian notes that originally the cocktail was made with fresh, muddled raspberries instead of a cordial—but we prefer the extra boozy kick and flavor the liqueur adds to the drink.
- Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat.
- Cool and refrigerate overnight. Strain with a fine sieve the next day.
- Makes approx. 2 cups of syrup.
If you lived in England, you would probably be very familiar with sloe berries. The astringent, sour berries are everywhere—growing on spiny blackthorn bushes, which line paths and hedgerows. Not wanting to waste perfectly good, readily available berries, the ever-crafty Brits used them to infuse high proof gin, adding sugar to make a sweet-sour...