Rum Daisy
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Rum Daisy
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The Rum Daisy is a classic cocktail that finds its roots in the broader Daisy family of drinks, which were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This ... more The Rum Daisy is a classic cocktail that finds its roots in the broader Daisy family of drinks, which were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This particular variant features a blend of white rum, which contributes a light, refined spirit base, together with lemon juice to add a tart citrus note. The incorporation of grenadine provides a sweet, red fruit accent and contributes to the drink's alluring pink hue. Topped off with a splash of soda water, the Rum Daisy offers a refreshing effervescence and is typically served in a cocktail glass. The garnish of cherries and pineapple chunks not only adds to the visual appeal but can also offer a contrasting texture and additional subtle fruit nuances upon tasting. Overall, the Rum Daisy presents a harmonious mix of sweetness, tanginess, and a touch of sophistication.
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15 key ingredients
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, pineapple
Alcohol content
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17.65% | 1.2 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Rum Daisy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Place crushed ice into blender, (a third full)
Add lemon juice, grenadine and rum, then blend for half a minute and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Add a dash of chilled soda and add cherries and pineapple chunks to garnish before serving

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

·  Strain  ·  Dash  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum in a Rum Daisy with another type of rum?

Yes, you can substitute white rum with dark rum or spiced rum for a different flavor profile. Keep in mind that the color and taste of the cocktail will change, potentially making it richer or more aromatic depending on the rum chosen.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing suggestions for a Rum Daisy?

A traditional garnish for a Rum Daisy is a slice of lemon or orange and a cherry. You can also add a sprig of mint for an extra touch of freshness. Garnishing adds to the visual appeal and can enhance the overall drinking experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Rum Daisy?

The best way to serve a Rum Daisy is chilled in a cocktail glass. You can achieve this by stirring the ingredients with ice before straining into the glass or serving the cocktail over crushed ice. The cold temperature enhances the flavors and makes the drink more refreshing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 17.65%, the Rum Daisy has a moderately low alcohol content compared to many classic cocktails. For context, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 33%, making the Rum Daisy a lighter alternative for those seeking a less potent option.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What are some occasions that are suitable for serving a Rum Daisy?

The Rum Daisy, with its refreshing and slightly sweet profile, is perfect for spring and summer gatherings, such as barbecues, pool parties, and outdoor celebrations. Its light and festive nature also makes it a great choice for brunches or as a welcome drink at casual events.

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