One of F&W’s favorite bars, The Dead Rabbit, has been an NYC destination for cocktail- and beer-lovers alike since it opened its doors in 2013. Owned by legendary UK bartenders Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, the multilevel bar features an old-school taproom downstairs and a cocktail lounge upstairs where classic punches and obsessively researched old-school flips, fizzes, slings, juleps and more reign supreme. Now, those cocktails will be immortalized in what is sure to be the next must-have cocktail book.
This October, The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual will hit shelves. Written by Muldoon and McGarry, the comprehensive book includes recipes for many of the bar’s best drinks (including the legendary Irish coffee) as well as the stories behind them. October is still a long way off, so here’s an excerpt from the book to tide you over. It’s the story of a sensationalized summer cocktail from 1901 called the Florodora—plus, the recipe so you can try the spritzy, fruity, gin-based cocktail at home.
Inspiration: “Here Is the Latest Drink Inspired by a Chorus Girl,” The Evening World (New York), July 2, 1901, p. 1