3⁄4 oz Gin
3⁄4 oz Applejack
3⁄4 oz Orange Curaçao
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice

Shake, strain, serve up


As made at John Dory - too sour for some, may want to add simple syrup

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Picture of Star Daisy
©2010 Kindred Cocktails
Created by
Sasha Petraske, John Dory, New York, NY
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  • Agree with the simple syrup comment- used 1/3 oz 1:1. Sidecar-like, in the best way. — ★★★★
  • Just what you'd expect from the ingredients. — ★★★
  • Be not proud. Add the simple syrup
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yarm commented on 3/18/2023:

This pre-dates Sasha. It's based off of a century old classic that they made famous by taking it out of obscurity and putting on a menu at the John Dory Oyster Bar. Couldn't find which book had the curaçao version but I did find a few that had the grenadine Star Daisy. The NY Times article (behind a paywall) about it describes the lineage a little better (but I can't get to it now).