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Brandy Daisy


Brandy Daisy Cocktail

Brandy Daisy

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
The Daisy is a classic style of cocktail that dates to the late 1800's. It is really a family of drinks that is basically a base spirit, simple syrup (or traditionally gum syrup and alternatively orgeat syrup), curacao or maraschino, lemon juice and soda water. The recipe below is for the Brandy Daisy and below that are the ways to adapt it for the various base spirits.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



Other Daisies:
Note: The rum in the Brandy Daisy is dropped for the others.

  • Gin Daisy - use gin (traditionally a "Holland" gin, i.e. genever), orgeat for the syrup, and maraschino for curacao
  • Rum Daisy - use rum and either maraschino or curacao
  • Whiskey Daisy - use bourbon or rye whiskey, orgeat, and simple syrup and no liqueur

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