Pan Daisy

Pan Daisy cocktail with gin, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, aquavit, and triple sec

The Pan Daisy, from mixologist Cory Fitzsimmons, is a rare gin-based tiki-style drink made even weirder (and lovelier) by the addition of aquavit.

Aquavit is known for its caraway-forward flavor and is usually more at home in savory drinks. The Pan Daisy uses a tiny amount of it, though, lending a mysterious herbal aroma while allowing the cinnamon and citrus flavors to shine through.

Fitzsimmons’ original recipe called for twice as much cinnamon syrup as we list here; with every syrup we tried, whether homemade or off-the-shelf, the original recipe’s recommendation resulted in a too-sweet drink. Your mileage may vary – start with our recipe and increase as needed.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist and a dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg.

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