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


For 1 person
11 cl squeezed orange juice
6 cl squeezed lemon juice
3 cl gum syrup
3 dashes Angostura Bitters

How to make

Technique: shaker / Glass: hihball / Type: long drink (20cl) / Time: 4 mn
  1. Shake all the ingredients with a few ice cubes.

  2. Strain into a glass.

  3. Garnish with a slice of orange on the rim of the glass.


It was in 1922 in "Cocktails: How to mix them" by Robert Vermeire that we find the first traces of the Florida cocktail. In this recipe from 1922, the floridas are to be served in a small glass of wine and are composed of the juice of a lemon, the juice of half an orange, 3 dashes of Angostura Bitter, and 1 or 2 dashes of gum syrup.

cocktail florida 1922 robert vermeire

With its name that evokes Florida, the Florida is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that exists today in multiple recipes, all different from each other, with or without alcohol. The sugar syrup is sometimes substituted by grenadine syrup, even if it is not the original recipe, the grenadine actually gives it very pleasant flavors of red fruits in addition.