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Florida cocktail
Florida cocktail: a sweet, fruity and refreshing recipe ideal for summer.

Recipe

For 1 person
11 cl squeezed orange juice
6 cl squeezed lemon juice
3 cl simple syrup

How to make

👉 shaker / 🥃 hihball / 🍹 long drink (20cl) / ⏱️ 4 mn
  1. Shake all the ingredients with a few ice cubes.

  2. Strain into a glass.

  3. Garnish with a slice of orange.

History

The Florida cocktail was first published in a cocktail book in 1901, in a book called "The Cocktail Book". The Florida recipe is then only composed of lemon juice and orange juice.

florida cocktail 1901

It was only later that sugar syrup was included in the recipe to sweeten the cocktail, Robert Vermeire even allowing himself a few dashes of Angostura Bitters in his book "Cocktails: How to mix them" published in 1922.

With its name which evokes Florida, Floridas are in any case very refreshing, the sugar syrup is sometimes substituted with grenadine syrup, even if it is not in the original recipes grenadine can actually give it additional pleasant red fruit flavors.

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