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Created by the Chefs of Maggiano’s Little Italy

July 21, 2014

Available through July 30, 2014 Florodora was one of the first successful Broadway musicals of the 20th century.  The show opened in London in 1899, and then to even more popularity in New York in 1900.  The show was famous for its chorus line of "Florodora Girls."  The runaway hit, "Tell Me Pretty Maiden," sung by the "Florodora Girls Sextet" was very popular, and provocative, for the time.  The cocktail was created to commemorate the show, and we know it was served at the infamous Waldorf-Astoria bar.  With such staying power for both the musical and the drink itself, we know that you will love it.

Handcrafted Classic Cocktail Recipe: Florodora

1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
1 Strawberry, de-stemmed and cut into quarters
2 oz Fever-Tree Ginger Beer


In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberry quarters with Simple Syrup.   Add gin and fresh lime juice.  Fill shaker halfway with ice and shake for 30 seconds.   Add 2 oz Fever-Tree Ginger Beer and gently roll.  Strain into chilled Collins glass filled with ice.  Garnish with lime round and enjoy this refreshing, summer cocktail.

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