The Jamaican Rum Daisy

This cocktail came about as the result of several nice gifts. I guess when one of your hobbies is putting together a cocktail blog people naturally give you things which would inspire new drinks - and we're not complaining!

Several years ago we, along with a group of friends, attended a rum tasting hosted by the Jamaican Embassy which featured rums from Appleton Estate. We thoroughly enjoyed their barrel aged rums, but they are really best for sipping neat.  Our friends recently gifted us a bottle of the Appleton Reserve Blend, and we found it makes a great cocktail.

The other gift was The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book - by Frank Caiafa. This excellent bar book is where we found the "Daisy" family of cocktails - which date back to the mid 1800's. One of the nice features of this book is that they give a bit of history about the drink along with the recipe and ways you might want to vary the ingredients to suit your taste.

So, here is our version of the Rum Daisy. This is a good summertime drink which uses Jamaican rum, fresh lime juice, True Grenadine Syrup (do not put that bright pink stuff in this!), and Green Chartreuse. Thanks to our friends for your help!

Cheers!

The Jamaican Rum Daisy

Jamaican Rum Daisy

2 ounces Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican Rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce green Chartreuse
1/4 ounce True Grenadine Syrup

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

The drink and the ingredients 
Daisys and other blooms


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