The Flørodoro is an original cocktail from New Orleans bartender Liam Deegan. While most of his drinks lean classic, this pink-hued number is a creative mix of gin, sherry, raspberry liqueur, lime and ginger beer.
Deegan begins with The Botanist gin from Islay, the Scottish island best known for making peaty whiskies. It’s composed of 22 hand-foraged botanicals, including mint, cinnamon bark and citrus peels, and provides a cool, refreshing base for the cocktail. From there, he employs Valdespino Inocente fino sherry, a round and floral sherry with notes of salted almond. If you can’t find this particular bottle, another fino sherry can do the job.
The color and fruity notes arrive in the drink via crème de framboise, also known as raspberry liqueur. This particular example, made by Giffard, is full of red and dark fruits, plus mild spice and aromatics. Fresh lime juice and simple syrup add balance, while ginger beer lengthens the cocktail with its trademark spicy effervescence.
Don’t be fooled by the color—this isn’t a sweet drink. The gin and sherry impart a dry backbone that runs through the cocktail from start to finish, complementing the Flørodoro’s bright and floral character.
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.
Top with ginger beer.