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THE FLORADORA COCKTAILTHE FLORADORA COCKTAIL

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce crème de framboise liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger ale
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Pour the gin, framboise, and lime juice into a highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

The Floradora is a classic cocktail that you might not know, but you should know because it is a truly fabulous gin drink. It is semisweet, tall, refreshing, and beautifully pink. The cocktail was named after an early 1900s Broadway musical comedy.

The name was originally spelled "Florodora," following the show, and the cocktail was a hit among New York's high society up through the 1950s. Originally, the drink was made with raspberry syrup, but it now uses a framboise liqueur (raspberry flavored) almost exclusively.

There are a number of raspberry liqueurs available; Chambord (black raspberry) is the most common poured into today's Floradora cocktails.

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