|1 3/4 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|3/4 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
|3/4 fl oz||Giffard Creme de Framboise|
|Top up with||Thomas Henry Ginger Ale|
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This pink, gin-based drink is light and fruity with lime juice balancing sweet raspberry liqueur and lengthened with ginger ale. Some make this with raspberry syrup rather than liqueur but why forgo the alcohol?
Made with cognac in place of gin and this becomes a Floradora Imperial Cooler.
Dating from the turn of the 20th century, this drink is eponymously named after a successful Edwardian musical comedy which originally opened in London in 1899 and then Broadway the following year. The show was famous for its chorus line of Florodora Girls, a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols [who] swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning."
This cocktail may be named after the Florodora Girls (spelt with one 'a' and three 'o's) but it notably features in Jack Grohusko's 1933 Jack's Manual as Floradora (spelt with two 'a's and two 'o's) so that's how we've spelt it here.