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Twenty Flora Dora

Twenty Flora Dora

INGREDIENTS

60ml Twenty

20ml Lime Juice

20ml Raspberry Syrup

Ginger Ale

Lime Wedge Garnish

METHOD

  • 1

    Pour 60ml of Twenty, 20ml lime Juice, 20ml raspberry syrup into a shaker.

  • 2

    Fill the tin with cubed ice, seal and give it a good shake for 20 seconds.

  • 3

    Open your tin and strain the liquid into an ice cube filled Collins glass.

  • 4

    Top up with the ginger beer and add your Lime Wedge Garnish.

EQUIPMENT

Jigger or measure

Collins/Tall Glass

Shaker Tin

Hawthorne Strainer

Fruit Knife (for Lime Wedge Garnish)

CHAT

The hit musical comedy Florodora was released in London in 1899 and was so successful it crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the delight of the Broadway crowds in 1900. Rumor has it that the drink was created for a member of the cast by a bartender named Jimmy O’Brien. Whoever or however the drink was created we’re just glad it was as this drink is an absolute crowd pleaser. It will brighten up the rainiest of British BBQ’s!

TWIST/HACK

If you only have plain sugar syrup, just use 20ml of that and add 4 raspberries to your tin before you shake. If you feel there is a little too much spice from the Ginger beer, simply swap it out for Ginger Ale and you’ll still get a refreshing summer tipple!

CREATE YOUR HOME BAR

WITH A FEW SIMPLE TOOLS YOU”LL BE THE HOST OF THE TOWN

If you love your gadgets then you can go to town, but you absolutely do not have to. You can make great cocktails with not much more than a glass and a chopstick if you choose but a few key tools for your kitchen will help you along the way. Here are the things we have at home for our cocktail adventures:

1 GOOD ICE

The bigger the surface area to volume ratio the less your ice will water down the flavour of your drink. Think bigger is better. There are lots of ice trays and moulds out there that give you all kinds of shapes and sizes. Any old ice will do though to keep it cool!

2 A MIXING GLASS

This could be an heirloom from your great grandmother or any old mixing jug in the kitchen. Something to stir things up in.

3 A MEASURING JIGGER

Know what you are drinking. A 25ml unit of Twenty is half a unit of alcohol. Measuring is great, it puts you in control and it means you can make consistent, great tasting drinks.

4 SQUEEZER

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

5 STRAINERS

You will want to strain out the chunky bits that can get stuck in your teeth. There are lots of great strainers to choose from, but a sieve in your kitchen will do just fine.

6 SIMPLE SYRUP

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

7 KNIFE & PEELER

Add that bit of flourish and the zing of some citrus zest. Your potato peeler or a good sharp knife will work a treat.

8 BITTERS

We love bitters. There are so many out there to choose from or you can get really creative and make your own. Go for it and experiment to find the ones that you love to mix with Twenty.