|1 1/3 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1 1/3 fl oz||Noilly Prat Extra Dry|
|2/3 fl oz||Grand Marnier or other cognac orange liqueur|
|3 dash||La Fee Parisienne absinthe|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.
This is the kind of cocktail that many bartenders will want to stir rather than shake. However, it is classically shaken. Herbal, zesty and spirituous. Absinthe plays a key role but does not overwhelm.
Despite its name, the Yellow Daisy is not a member of the daisy family of cocktails. Best described as a sweetened and aromatised Martini, It was a popular drink in the early 20th century and featured in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book accompanied by a notation saying the drink was the favourite of, and perhaps invented by, Richard William "Deadwood Dick" Clark. He was a famous larger-than-life wild west character of the day who mixed with the likes of Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane.