Rum Daisy

Rum Daisy cocktail

The Rum Daisy cocktail was invented in 1953 by Lewis J. Rumsey, a bartender at the Crater Lake Lodge in Oregon, and it quickly became a popular drink across the United States. It is often served with lime wedges to add flavor and garnish alongside slices of orange or lemon peel.

This is a classic cocktail that has an aromatic gin base. It is a perfect drink for people who are just learning to appreciate gin, or for those who want something a little more interesting than the ubiquitous Gin & tonic.

Spirits Used:


2 ounces white rum
¾ freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ ounce grenadine
¼ ounce simple syrup
Lemon twist for garnish


1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, grenadine, and simple syrup.
2. Shake to chill.
3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
4. Garnish with lemon twist.

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