Daisies—consisting of a base spirit, orange liqueur, citrus and sometimes a splash of soda—are thought to have been created in the mid-1800s. "A margarita," says mixologist Philip Ward, "is a daisy made with tequila and triple sec." Classic Cocktail Recipes

1 drink


  • 2 lime wedges

  • Kosher salt

  • Ice

  • 2 ounces blanco tequila

  • 1 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice


  1. Moisten the outer rim of a coupe with a lime wedge; coat lightly with salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice; shake well. Strain into the coupe and garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

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