The gin version of this classic is the most well-known, but the daisy is in practice more of a template than a single cocktail. Like the Collins and the Old Fashioned, it’s spirit-flexible, a recipe that embraces just about anything you want to mix into it. We recommend gin, bourbon, applejack (or apple brandy), and rum, but we’ve enjoyed fantastic daisies made with vodka, specialty bourbons, moonshine, and even tequila.
Pro tip: You can do up a daisy tall, with ice and club soda, or short, by skipping the ice and soda and just straining the cocktail into a coupe. Delicious either way!