Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What Jeff's Drinking Now: Ain’t That A Daisy?

aint that a daisy April 2012
"Ain't That a Daisy"
The “Ain’t That A Daisy” cocktail is one of the more popular drinks at Fiola as soon as the weather warms up. It’s an eye catching tequila based drink that has that lovely combination of tart citrus and the sweetness of a homemade hibiscus cordial. Before you even ask, yes, it is a variation of a margarita.

The history of the margarita is cloudy at best. Much like the mojito, many bars and bartenders claim to be the first person to have made it.   What seems to be the most accepted history behind it is the margarita is itself a variation of a classic drink called “The Daisy.” The Daisy is a style of drink which involves a base spirit (gin, whiskey, vodka, tequila) plus citrus and grenadine with crushed ice and a club soda topper. Also, margarita translates into “daisy” which lends a little more credibility to this theory.

At Fiola, we make our tongue in cheek “Ain’t That A Daisy?” with Milagro silver tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and hibiscus cordial. The cordial makes the drink a dark red color but does not overwhelm the drink with sweetness. The tequila still has enough of the agave and vegetal notes to come through as well making this drink essential sipping on a hot, summer day! Swing by a try one the next time the temperatures skyrocket!


Bar Manager Jeff Faile