Gin Daisy
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Gin Daisy
Cocktail recipe

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The Gin Daisy is a classic cocktail that boasts a vibrant and refreshing flavor profile, with a vintage charm reminiscent of its post-Prohibition era resurgence. It combines the botanical complexity ... more The Gin Daisy is a classic cocktail that boasts a vibrant and refreshing flavor profile, with a vintage charm reminiscent of its post-Prohibition era resurgence. It combines the botanical complexity of dry gin with the tartness of lemon juice and is then sweetened by the herbal hues of Yellow Chartreuse and the rich pomegranate essence of grenadine. The resultant concoction is a harmonious blend of sweet and sour notes with a subtle, underlying herbal quality. Served in a wine glass, often garnished with a maraschino cherry, the Gin Daisy is a colorful and tangy drink that nods to the timeless art of cocktail crafting.
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Dry gin
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Cocktail cherry
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32.38% | 2.72 units *

Wine glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Gin Daisy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into an ice-filled goblet
Garnish with a maraschino cherry then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of gin in a Gin Daisy?

Yes, you can use different types of gin in a Gin Daisy. While the recipe calls for dry gin, experimenting with other styles like London Dry, Old Tom, or even a more floral gin can subtly alter the cocktail's flavor profile. Just keep in mind that the overall taste will vary depending on the gin's botanicals.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Gin Daisy?

A Gin Daisy is elegantly garnished with a lemon wheel or a cherry. You can also add a sprig of mint for a touch of freshness or a twist of lemon peel to accentuate the citrus notes in the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Gin Daisy?

A Gin Daisy should be served cold, in a wine glass. Chill the glass beforehand to maintain the cocktail's temperature. If desired, you can also add ice, although traditionally, it is served without. This keeps the focus on the cocktail's delicate flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Gin Daisy compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 32.38%, the Gin Daisy is moderately strong compared to other classic cocktails. For example, it has a higher alcohol content than a classic Mojito (around 10-15%) but is lower than a Manhattan or a Martini, which can exceed 30-40% alcohol by volume, depending on the recipe.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Gin Daisy?

The Gin Daisy, with its citrus and herbal notes, pairs well with light appetizers and seafood. Try serving it with shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, or a citrus-based salad. Its refreshing profile also makes it a great companion to spicy dishes, balancing the heat with its sweet and sour components.

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