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 live in England, you be familiar with sloe berries. The purplish-colored, astringent, sour berries literally grow everywhere—in fact they can probably be found right in your Nan’s backyard. Not wanting to waste perfectly good, readily available berries, the ever-crafty Brits infused them into high proof gin, adding sugar to make a sweet...