Appearing in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book, this cocktail is credited to frontiersman Richard Clarke, who self-styled as ‘Deadwood Dick,’ and was known to hang out with the likes of Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane. The drink has nothing in common with the mainline of ‘Daisy‘ cocktails, which are generally more like a Margarita.
- 40ml dry gin
- 40ml dry vermouth
- 20ml Grand Marnier
- 3 dashes absinthe
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.