The Florodora was the one gin cocktail I hadn’t come throughout on this article, so I believed I’d discover out extra. Due to David Wondrich’s glorious e book, Imbibe! Up to date and Revised Version: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Tales and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar, I didn’t should enterprise too far.

Florodora was truly a 1900 hit stage present that had transferred from London to New York. It was set half on the fictional island of Florodora and half in Wales (!) and featured the “Florodora Sextette”, six equivalent refrain women who had been the celebs of the present.

Florodora Souvenir program 1900
Florodora Memento program 1900

The story goes that the drink was created for one of many women who had been refusing to drink something however lemonade until she had one thing  “model new”. Enter Jimmy O’Brien who got here up with the cocktail. It’s a splendidly refreshing cocktail, mixing gin, lime juice, ginger ale and raspberry syrup.

Components for a Florodora

45ml gin (I used Plymouth)

2tsp of raspberry syrup

freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime

Ginger Ale (I used Fever-Tree)


Put the raspberry syrup within the backside of a calming glass. Add the lime juice and gin after which half fill the glass with cracked ice. Prime up with ginger ale and garnish with a slice of orange and a pitted cherry. And, within the phrases of New York Night World, 1901:put the stein to your lips, shut your eyes and take an categorical transport to Elysium.”


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