Yellow Daisy

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.

The Yellow Daisy Cocktail garnished with red maraschino cherry (Коктейль Желтая Ромашка украшенный красной мараскиновой вишенкой)

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.

The Yellow Daisy Cocktail in vintage crystall glass (Коктейль Желтая Дейзи в старинном хрустальном бокале)

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:

The Yellow Daisy Cocktail (Savoy) in beautiful old crystall glass (Коктейль Желтая Дейзи (Савой) в старинном хрустальном бокале)

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.


Grand Marnier is unique old European liqueur based on best oranges and cognac. Grand Marnier is pure pleasure in a glass and I love this liquor in a cocktails. This interesting cocktail with simple but very inviting composition was found on Esquire Drink Database. I read very interesting story about this cocktail by Wondrich :)

The Batiste Cocktail (Коктейль Батист)


50 ml white rum
25 ml Grand Marnier
Shake. Cocktail glass.

Batiste Cocktail has rich strong and sweet taste. It is gorgeous cocktails! This cocktail is my symbol of La Dolce Vita.

Red Lion

This elegant cocktail was found on Esquire Drinks DB (D.Wondrich). Red Lion Cocktail consist of gin, Grand Marnier and two citrus juices – fine and intriguing composition.

The Red Lion Cocktail (Коктейль Рыжий Лев)

Red Lion

30 ml gin (I use BOMBAY SAPPHIRE London Dry Gin)
30 ml Grand Marnier
15 ml fresh orange juice
15 ml fresh lemon juice
Shake. Strain into cocktail glass with sugar rim.

This cocktail has rich, smooth and sweet taste. It is great afterdinner drink. As for me, it is real symbol of luxury.