My first recipe of Yellow Daisy Cocktail was found in one of my favorite cocktail book – The Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Anthony Hogg. The cocktail has simply and elegant composition – gin, vermouth and Grand Marnier.
The inventor of Yellow Daisy Cocktail, as Savoy Cocktail Book specified, is Richard William Clark aka Deadwood Dick – quintessential cowboy, Indian fighter, express guard for Black Hills gold shipments and literare hero.
Yellow Daisy (Anthony Hogg)
40 ml gin
20 ml vermouth dry
20 ml Grand Marnier
Stir. Cocktail glass.
Also I try another recipe of Yellow Daisy Cocktail which was found on Cocktail DB.
Yellow Daisy (Cocktail DB)
45 ml gin
15 ml vermourh dry
7 ml Grand Marnier
7 ml pastis
Stir. Cocktail glass, garnish with a cherry.
I use Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin (my best gin, undoubtedly), Cinzano Extra Dry vermouth, Grand Marnier and Pernod.
This cocktails are different. Both cocktails are strong, sweet and herbal. Both cocktails has admirable light sushine yellow color.
The Anthony Hogg`s version has strong and sweet taste with orange palate of Grand Marnier. The CocktailDB`s version has comples herbal flavor with strong anise palate.
Also I tested the old version of this cocktail from Savoy Cocktail Book:
Yellow Daisy (Savoy)
30 ml gin
30 ml vermouth dry
15 ml Grand Marnier
few drop absinthe (Pernod)
Shake. Cocktail glass.
Actually I use Pernod instead absinthe. This cocktail has strong, sweet and herbal taste too. The Yellow Daisy Cocktail is admirable drink for long winter evening.