Raise a Glass and Shake Your Hips: The Tequila Daisy, a Drink That’ll Have You Feeling Like a Fiesta!
The Tequila Daisy is a classic cocktail many have enjoyed for decades. It’s a refreshing drink is made with tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, simple syrup, and club soda and is garnished with a lime wheel. A precursor to the Margarita… and oh-so-good!
The Tequila Daisy is a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and bubbly flavors that make it a popular choice for those looking to quench their thirst on a hot summer day or enjoy a night out with friends.
Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of mixology, the Tequila Daisy is a must-try recipe sure to impress.
Here’s a recipe for a classic Tequila Daisy cocktail:
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- Club soda
- Lime wheel, for garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add tequila, fresh lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup to the shaker.
- Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients.
- Strain the cocktail into a chilled Collins glass filled with ice.
- Top the glass with club soda.
- Stir gently to combine.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
- Serve and enjoy your refreshing Tequila Daisy!
This drink can be served in Nick and Nora glasses or these super cool and modern stemless type of Margarita glasses.
TIP: For a more flavorful and complex cocktail, you can also try using different types of tequila, such as reposado or añejo, and experimenting with varying ratios of lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup to suit your personal taste. Shake with ice then pour into a glass, serve over ice, or blend.
Did you know?
The Tequila Daisy is considered to be the predecessor of the Margarita. The Margarita, which means “daisy” in Spanish, is sometimes referred to as a “Tequila Daisy” in some areas of Mexico. The main difference between the two cocktails is that the Daisy uses orange liqueur instead of triple sec and can be served in a salt-rimmed glass.
The Tequila Daisy is said to have originated in the 1930s, while the Margarita became popular in the 1940s.
A little history:
The Tequila Daisy is a classic cocktail enjoyed since the early 1900s. It is said to have originated in the 1930s, during the Prohibition era in the United States.
At that time, Americans who wanted to drink had to travel to Mexico or the Caribbean, where alcohol was legal. The Tequila Daisy was a popular drink among American tourists in Mexico, and it quickly gained popularity in the United States upon their return.
The original Tequila Daisy recipe used tequila, lime juice, grenadine, and soda water. The cocktail was traditionally served in a tall glass filled with ice and garnished with a sprig of mint. The recipe evolved to include triple sec or orange liqueur instead of grenadine, and simple syrup was added to balance out the sourness of the lime juice.
The Tequila Daisy remained a popular drink throughout the mid-1900s. “She” was often featured in popular culture, such as in the 1942 film “Casablanca,” which was ordered by Humphrey Bogart’s character.
It was so popular during Prohibition that it continued to be a popular cocktail even after the end of the era. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Margarita variation, which is made with a salt rim and served frozen, became popular as well.
The cocktail’s popularity eventually waned in the 1970s and 1980s, but it has since experienced a resurgence in popularity among bartenders and enthusiasts who appreciate its refreshing and balanced flavors.