Drink of Stampede Week: the Daisy Duke

If there’s a drink that captures mischief in a glass, it’s the Daisy Duke. It also has an appropriately provocative name, which makes it a perfect cocktail to down liberally this year during the Calgary Stampede Centennial.

She’s flirty and fun, and will get you hammered in a hurry. Meet Daisy Duke.

Now, I’m normally not a bourbon girl, but I have to say that Maker’s Mark might just convert me. It smells of molasses and and tastes lovely on its own (that is to say, smooth and rich). When you mix it with tart lemon juice, and add grenadine for sweetness and a racy red colour, the Daisy Duke is born. This sip is also strong, an important consideration when choosing a Calgary Stampede cocktail. Yes, one Daisy Duke will get you half way to Hazzard County, if you know what I mean. One word: Yahoo!

Daisy Duke

  • 2 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine syrup
  • Lemon wedge garnish

Shake all ingedients with ice then strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and Giddy Up!

One response to “Drink of Stampede Week: the Daisy Duke

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