Gin Daisy (New School)

The sour's soda-spiked cousin.

This drink is a variation on the basic Daisy formula: a sour kicked up with the addition of seltzer or soda water. Like any of the classics, the Gin Daisy is divided into two distinct genres: the Old School and the New School. The former relies on orange liqueur for its citrusy backbone while the latter knocks down the gin ratio and substitutes grenadine for a fruitier flavor.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • soda water

Garnish: orange slice

  1. Add gin, lemon juice, grenadine and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain over ice into a Collins glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Tagged: daisy, gin, grenadine