This Floradora cocktail recipe is from Home Cocktail Bible by Olly Smith, and mixes Chambord, gin, lime juice and ginger beer to create a simple, pale pink thirst-quencher that’s perfect for a hot summer evening.
Read our full review of Olly Smith’s Home Cocktail Bible here.
- 45 ml (1½oz) gin
- 22.5 ml (¾oz) Chambord
- 15 ml (½oz) freshly squeezed lime juice
- 75 ml (2½oz) fiery ginger beer, to top
Garnish: Lime wedge and raspberry
Equipment: Cocktail shaker, strainer
Fill a shaker with ice
Add all the ingredients except the ginger beer
Shake vigorously to chill
Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with
the ginger beer
Garnish with a lime wedge and a raspberry
As you can see, Nicky’s Floradora came out a much more vibrant colour than the image in the book! It was quick and fuss-free to make and a great choice for a hot and sultry summer’s evening.
Kavey Eats received a review copy of Home Cocktail Bible by Olly Smith from publisher Quadrille. Book photography by Matt Russell. Our photography by Nicky Bramley.