The Daisy de Santiago cocktail is a pre-Prohibition era drink that is essentially a twist on a Daiquirí with the addition of Yellow Chartreuse to give the cocktail subtle herbal notes.
Chartreuse is an herbal liqueur made by the Carthusian monks in France from a secret recipe that dates back to 1737. If you’re not familiar with Chartreuse then this classic Cuban cocktail is a perfect way to introduce your palate to this delightful liqueur.
The recipe first appeared in Charles H. Baker’s Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World.
Daisy de Santiago
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake for 10-15 seconds.
- Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with mint sprig and serve.