Floradora Cocktail

The floradora cocktail was named after an early-1900’s play of the same name starring a group of female dancers. The drink, which features gin, raspberry liqueur and ginger beer, was created for them at an after-party and caught on quickly.⁠

floradora cocktail in a highball glass garnished with a cocktail pick with a lime wheel and raspberry

Why we love the floradora

  • A drink named after a play starring a group of six female dancers decked out in frilly pink dresses and parasols. What’s not to love
  • While the show itself was considered risqué at the time and ultimately shut down after a smash run on Broadway, the cocktail created for is cast has withstood the test of time.
  • The floradora is such a simple drink, but the ingredients come together to create a complexity that rivals a complicated cocktail.
  • It’s made with basic ingredients that we almost always have in our liquor cabinet, so we can make them whenever we’re in the mood something fruity and bright.
overhead view of 3 floradora cocktails on a galvanized metal tray

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

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Equipment

3 pink gin cocktails in highball glasses garnished with raspberry and lime

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Gin – The gin in this drink adds complexity to the cocktail, but if you’re not a fan of gin, try vodka.
  • Chambord – Originally this drink used raspberry syrup, but I’ve replaced it with Chambord because I don’t think the cocktail needs any additional sweetness. Any brand of raspberry liqueur will work.
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger beer – The original drink was made with ginger ale, but we prefer the punch of ginger beer so that’s what we usually have at home. You can use either.

How to make a floradora cocktail.

Shake the cocktail. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, Chambord, and lime juice. Shake until cold.

Add some fizz. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass filled with ice and top with ginger beer.

Garnish and serve. To create the garnish for this drink, skewer a raspberry inside of a lime wheel on a cocktail pick. Set on top of the glass.

3 floradora cocktails garnished with raspberry and lime sitting next to a small bottle of ginger beer

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Floradora Cocktail

The floradora cocktail was named after an early 1900’s play of the same name starring a a group of six female dancers. The drink, which features gin, raspberry liqueur and ginger beer, was created for them at an after party and caught on quickly.⁠

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Gin
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 34 raspberries

  • 2 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce Chambord (or raspberry liqueur)

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

  • 2 ounce ginger beer

  • For garnish: raspberry, lime wheel

Instructions

  1. Combine raspberries, gin, Chambord and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Cover and shake until cold.

  3. Double strain the cocktail into a highball glass filled with ice.

  4. Top with ginger beer.

  5. Before serving, garnish with a raspberry and lime wheel.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 17.2 g
  • Sodium: 7.9 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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