Kara Newman, B.A.’92
Sparkling Ginger Daisy
From Spice & Ice: 60 Tongue-Tingling Cocktails, by Kara Newman (Chronicle Books)
A daisy is a classic juice-based cocktail sweetened with grenadine or a red liqueur, and often topped with sparkling wine. Here, the bright spice of ginger plays against a backdrop of bubbles for a
festive holiday sparkler. And if you feel like gilding the lily, try
one or both of the optional special touches below.
- 1 ounce Plymouth Gin
- 1 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
- lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon grenadine
- Brut champagne
Combine gin, ginger liqueur, lemon juice and grenadine in an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir until well chilled, and strain into a
champagne flute. Top with champagne.
Option 1: If desired, rim the flute with sparkling sugar
before pouring in the drink.
Option 2: Garnish with a cherry at the bottom of the flute.