It’s the weekend, so how about a rum daisy?

There are many variations of the daisy cocktail, so I decided to create one of my own and add maple syrup to the mix. The history of the daisy dates back to the 1870s and it is said to have been a basic sour mix with brandy, grenadine or raspberry liqueur and topped with seltzer. The rum daisy and many variations came about soon after. Follow my lead and create one of your own.

Rum Daisy

I decided to add a piece of star fruit just for some pizzaz, doesn’t it look pretty? In my opinion the star fruit is a disappointing fruit, it’s all presence with very little substance, they don’t really taste of much, unless I’m just an unlucky fruit picker! Once doused in rum though, it makes for a lovely bite.

Rum Daisy

Dark rum cocktail with maple syrup, grenadine, lemon and a dash of angostura bitters
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Viella


  • 2 cups dark rum
  • 1 cup grenadine
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • dash of bitters
  • Ice
  • Fruit to garnish as preferred


  • Add ice to cocktail shaker and then pour ingredients on top of ice.
  • Share vigorously and then pour into glasses.
  • Garnish with your preferred fruit and serve.