Daisy de Santiago

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Discerning Drinkers (24 ratings)

Serve in a

Wine glass

Garnish:

Seasonal berries & mint sprig dusted with icing sugar or lime wheel (preferably dehydrated)

How to make:

SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice. DRIZZLE a spoon of Chartreuse over top of drink.

2 fl oz Gold rum (1-3 years old mellow light)
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Yellow Chartreuse (or génépy liqueur)
1/4 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1/6 fl oz Yellow Chartreuse (or génépy liqueur)
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Review:

Chartreuse adds subtle aromatics to this refreshing herbal Daiquiri/Daisy.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Charles H. Baker, Jr.'s 1939 The Gentleman's Companion volume II – An Exotic Drinking Book.

DAISY de SANTIAGO, a Lovely Thing Introduced to Us through the Gracious Offices of the Late Facunco Bacardi, of Lamented Memory.

The Bacardi people were always mighty nice about taking visiting yachtsmen and other travelers through their factory, and the result was always amazingly gratifying in several ways. As many of us know they have erected a special small skyscraper in Havana, too, where visitors may go for free Bacardi drinks, and we must confess that our name appears in four places on pages of their guest book in a brilliant modern bar smart enough to make New York jealous. To our mind, along with the immortal Daiquiri, this is the best Bacardi drink on record.

Take a big thin goblet and fill to the brim with shaved ice. Take a bar glass and put in 1½ jiggers Bacardi, the strained juice of 1 green lime, 1 to 1½ tsp of bar syrup, optional. Stir well and pour onto the ice, stir up once, garnish with green mint and fresh fruit, and float on ½ jigger of yellow Chartreuse. Personally we find the Chartreuse brings all the sweetening we need, and a squirt of charged water adds a sparkle. A lovely thing indeed.

Charles H. Baker Jr., 1939

Nutrition:

One serving of Daisy de Santiago contains 200 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 22.82% alc./vol. (45.64° proof)
  • 23.4 grams of pure alcohol
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