The daisy is a class of cocktails related to fizzes and sours that supports many different base spirits. In this version, we're using rhum agricole, which is made from sugar cane juice rather than from molasses as is the case for a common rum. Since rhum agricole comes from Martinique and other former French colonies, we're calling this cocktail the Daisy de Martinique.
You should be able to find rhum agricole in most well-appointed liquor stores. If you can't find it, you can really use any spirit you like: branch, whiskey, gin, etc. If you use tequila, this comes very close to being a margarita.
Place rhum, lemon juice, grenadine, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with the carbonated water. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Photos by Lisa Denkinger
A nice writeup on rum vs. rhum
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