This pretty pink drink is a non-alcoholic twist on the original Floradora Cocktail. Raspberry syrup, lime juice, and ginger ale make up the refreshing flavors in this tasty drink. And the best part is that you can sip on it at any time of the day!
Origin of the Floradora Cocktail
Traditionally an alcoholic drink, the Floradora is a gin cocktail made with lime juice, raspberry syrup or liqueur, and ginger ale. It was named after a Broadway musical comedy called ‘Florodora’ that was highly successful in the early 20th century.
The ‘Florodora Girls’ were the highlight of the show with their pink costumes and frilly parasols. The story goes that one of the actresses asked a bartender at an after party in New York to make her a new drink and thus the Floradora was born.
Our version of the Floradora cocktail stays true to its origin with the exception of non-alcoholic pink gin in place of regular gin. Serve it in a highball glass and enjoy with friends or when you’re feeling a bit fancy!
- Non-Alcoholic Pink Gin: We like Lyres’ Pink London Spirit since it has fruity notes that add to the overall taste.
- Raspberry Simple Syrup: This is what gives the cocktail it’s signature color and flavor.
- Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice works best.
- Ginger Ale: We like using Fever Tree since it has less sugar in it per serving than other brands.
- Use high-quality ginger ale and fresh lime juice. We always recommend using the best ingredients for a higher quality drink. It definitely makes a difference!
- Give it a quick stir before drinking. The ginger ale sits on top when you build it so you’ll want to combine everything before drinking to get all the flavors in each sip.
- Use a mixing glass to make multiple cocktails. Place all the ingredients minus the ginger ale into a mixing glass then stir. Strain into each glass filled with ice then pour over the ginger ale.
Our favorite is Lyres’ Pink London Spirit. It has a nice berry flavor, but there are others out there like Cedar’s Pink Rose gin which we have yet to try. We haven’t found any options in stores, so online is the best place to look.
Yes. If you can’t find the pink kind, you can always use plain non-alcoholic gin. Our favorites are Damrak and Lyre’s. Just note that it’ll be less berry flavored and slightly less pink in color.
It sweet, slightly tart from the lime juice, and finishes with a slight bitterness from the gin. And it’s super refreshing with the addition of ginger ale!
It’s typically poured into a highball glass, but you can use whatever you have on hand as long as it’s big enough to hold the drink plus the ice.
More Non-Alcoholic Cocktails You’ll Love
If you like citrus paired with raspberry syrup, try our non-alcoholic Clover Club. It’s made with fresh lemon juice, zero proof gin, and an egg white for that classic foamy top!
This pretty pink drink is a non-alcoholic twist on the original Floradora Cocktail. Raspberry syrup, lime juice, and ginger ale make up this refreshing drink that you can enjoy any time of the day!
- 3 oz (90 ml) non-alcoholic pink gin
- ¾ oz (25 ml) fresh lime juice
- ¾ oz (25 ml) raspberry simple syrup
- 4 oz (120 ml) ginger ale
- In a highball glass filled with ice, add the gin, lime juice, and raspberry simple syrup.
- Top with ginger ale, stir, and garnish with lime.
We recommend using Fever Tree ginger ale since it’s slightly less sweet than other brands. Otherwise your drink may be a bit sweeter than ours.
Don’t forget to stir your cocktail. You want to combine all the flavors so you don’t end up with all the good stuff at the bottom.
For an extra fancy flair, add a flower on top!
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 228
- Sugar: 25.6 g
- Sodium: 15.2 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 31 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
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