How To Make A Brandy Daisy

If you're looking for a cocktail that dates back to the late 1800’s, you just have to know how to make a Brandy Daisy cocktail. It’s always nice to know a little about the origin of the ingredients in a drink. So, what exactly is Brandy? It was brought into Northern Europe around the seventeenth century known as Dutch brandewijn, which means burnt wine. It was brought from Southern France and Spain and was wine that had been boiled or burnt so it could be distilled. Cognac is a more popular brandy made from white wine.

Here are the ingredients and items needed to mix a Brandy Daisy:

  • 2 oz Brandy
  • 2 dashes Rum
  • 2 or 3 dashes Curacao liqueur
  • 3 or 4 dashes simple syrup
  • ½ Lemon
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Strainer
  • Shaker/Mixing glass
  • Large cocktail glass or a Collins glass
  1. Fill the shaker with ice.
  2. Pour all of the ingredients into the shaker except for the soda water.
  3. From the ½ Lemon, squeeze the juice into the shaker.
  4. Shake well and slowly to the count of ten.
  5. Strain the shaker contents into a large cocktail or Collins glass.
  6. Top with the soda water.

The Brandy Daisy Cocktail was one of the more popular drinks around, especially around World War I. Serving this drink in a frosted cocktail glass would certainly be a great way to present it to your guests. One way to spice it up a bit, take a lemon slice and rub it around the rim of the glass. Then, dip the rim of the glass into sugar. Garnish with a lemon slice.