The Daisy is a classic formula: a sour made fizzy with the addition of sparkling water. The Gin Daisy is our favorite of this ancient family; the gin-citrus-sparkle flavor is refreshing and light on a hot day.
Some old recipes call for triple sec, while others call for a fuller-bodied orange curaçao. We prefer curaçao for its richer flavors, but you can use whatever you like. Yet other recipes call for grenadine in place of an orange liqueur; we think those variants leave a lot to be desired when compared to this time-tested recipe.
Shake everything (except the sparkling water) with ice. Strain into an ice-filled tall glass, and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a twist or wheel of lemon.
- Gin Daisy (Old School) at Punch