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