Miss Daisy
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Miss Daisy
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.72 / 5
Named for the character in Driving Miss Daisy, this is like a lightweight ladies' version of a Mint Julip. Named for the character in Driving Miss Daisy, this is like a lightweight ladies' version of a Mint Julip.
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Base ingredient
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Galliano
Garnish
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Mint
Alcohol content
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9.09% | 0.9 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Miss Daisy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of highball glass
Add lemon juice and Galliano and stir, then add in club soda
Garnish with mint leaves and serve
~ If you want a stronger drink add a measure of vodka and this becomes the Mistress Daisy. ~

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

·  Muddle  ·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Miss Daisy cocktail to ensure it's well mixed?

To properly stir the Miss Daisy cocktail, begin by adding the Galliano, lemon juice, and sugar in the highball glass filled with ice. Use a long-handled bar spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 15 to 20 seconds, ensuring the sugar is fully dissolved and the ingredients are well integrated. Finally, add a dash of soda water and give it one last gentle stir before serving. Stirring slowly prevents too much dilution and maintains the cocktail's intended flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Galliano with another liqueur in the Miss Daisy cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Galliano with another liqueur in the Miss Daisy cocktail if desired. Galliano has a unique vanilla and anise flavor profile; however, if availability or preference is an issue, you might consider using Licor 43 for its vanilla notes or Sambuca for its anise notes as possible substitutes. Keep in mind, though, that substitutions may alter the original taste of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Miss Daisy cocktail?

A refreshing garnish can enhance the appearance and taste of the Miss Daisy cocktail. A sprig of fresh mint or a lemon wheel can be an excellent garnish. To garnish with mint, lightly slap the mint leaves against your hand before placing them in the drink to release their aroma. For a lemon wheel, cut a thin slice of lemon and place it on the rim of the glass or inside the drink. These garnishes add both visual appeal and a complementing aroma to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Miss Daisy cocktail?

The best way to serve the Miss Daisy cocktail is in a highball glass filled with ice to keep it chill. After preparing the cocktail directly in the glass as instructed, add a dash of soda water for some fizz, then garnish accordingly, usually with a fresh mint sprig or a lemon wheel for visual appeal and added flavor. Serve immediately to enjoy its refreshing qualities at their peak.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Miss Daisy cocktail compare to other popular cocktails?

The Miss Daisy cocktail has an alcohol content of 9.09%, which places it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 40% due to its higher volume of spirits, whereas a Mojito, similar in its refreshing qualities, stands closer to 10%-15% alcohol content depending on the recipe. Therefore, Miss Daisy is an excellent choice for those preferring a less potent option that still provides the enjoyment of a spirited beverage.

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