On the hunt for a simple and summery cocktail, we met up with The Speakeasy host Damon Boelte at his bar, Grand Army. He taught us how to make the Daisy de Santiago, a twist on a classic daiquiri. In this piece, we chat about summer cocktails, special ingredients, and setting up a home bar.


Daisy de Santiago (From Charles H. Baker’s The Gentleman’s Companion)


-2 oz aged or white rum

-1 oz lime juice

-¾ oz simple syrup

-¼ oz Yellow Chartreuse


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Shake!

  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.