Sparkling Ginger Daisy

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.

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  • 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.