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Gin • Sweet
Florodora

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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.

The Essentials

gin
raspberry liqueur
ginger syrup
Strainer
The Details

Ingredients

2 oz gin
.5 oz raspberry liqueur
.5 oz ginger syrup
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
soda water, to top
Raspberry skewered on a pick, for garnish

Method

  • Add the gin, raspberry liqueur, ginger syrup and lemon juice to a shaker tin and shake with ice.
  • Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a highball glass.
  • Add fresh ice and top with soda water.
  • Garnish with a raspberry on a pick.
Easy
Strength:
Ginger Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Water
1 cup Fresh Ginger, peeled and thinly sliced with a vegetable peeler
1 Bay Leaf
0.5 tbsp Black Pepper

Method

  • 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.

 
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