Daisy de Santiago
The Daisy de Santiago is a lovely twist on a Daiquiri, a tart little gem with a wonderful herbal bouquet accented by the effervescence of a splash of sparkling water. That splash isn’t part of the original recipe (attributed to Facundo Bacardi, founder of the eponymous distillery). Rather, it’s a clever addition found in the pages of the Smuggler’s Cove book, along with an improved ratio that thoroughly modernizes a recipe that dates back to at least the late 1800s.
Shake everything (except the sparkling water) with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass and top with the sparkling water. Garnish with a slapped sprig of fresh mint.
- Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin Cate