Bloody Floradora Recipe
You may not have heard of a Floradora cocktail before – and that’s ok, we’re not here to make you feel bad! Although this gin-based cocktail has been around since the 1900s, it’s fair to say the Floradora rarely gets the love it deserves. We’re here to change that by introducing you to the Four Pillars bloody interesting update to this old-school cocktail. Using our cult favourite Bloody Shiraz Gin in lieu of raspberry syrup, we’ve not only simplified the recipe (even if it’s only ever so slightly!) but we’ve created a refreshing, semisweet, beautifully coloured cocktail that everyone will want to try. It’s pure purple deliciousness in a glass, with sweet fruit, spicy ginger and zingy lime.
- Squeeze lime juice, reserving the hull
- Shake gin and lime juice over ice, then strain into a rocks glass
- Add ginger beer, ice and garnish with the lime hull
Considered by many to be the “official cocktail of lockdown” this Bloody Floradora cocktail recipe is a Four Pillars twist to a classic – but mostly forgotten – gin cocktail. It uses only a few ingredients and very little effort to make this bloody delicious drink – you only need a lime and some ginger beer (and our Bloody Shiraz Gin of course!). As with most gin cocktails, it’s ideal for the warmer months of the year. You can even make a bloody big batch of it and sip on it
The drink was named after a hit stage show ‘Florodora’ that played in both London and New York during the 1900s. The story goes that the drink came into being after one of the stars of the show refused to drink anything unless it was something brand new. A local bartender took on the challenge, naturally using the most popular spirit of the time, gin. Much like the show, the drink was a hit. Possibly a bigger hit – after all, people are still enjoying it today. So if you’re also bored of all the other better-known gin cocktails out there and you’re eager to try something new, why not have a go at making your own Bloody Floradora? But be warned – this drink is a crowd pleaser – you will likely be making this again and again and again!