• .5 teaspoon lemon juice
• .5 teaspoon lime juice
• 1 teaspoon grenadine (ideally from Small Hand Foods or homemade)
• 1 teaspoon sugar
Fill a small collins glass with ice, add ingredients and stir until chilled.
Top with .5 oz fizz water. This may be garnished with fruits in season, if desired.
This is an adaptation of the Gin Daisy (new school) intended for those seeking a lower-alcohol alternative. It's handy for that guest who needs to slow down their intake a bit while their body catches up (and if they really need it, you don't even have to tell them it's a shim; just get a little gin on your finger and wipe it around the rim and they'll never know).
For the Daisy Mocktail, omit the gin entirely.
Note to party hosts: premix all but the gin and put it in a squeeze bottle. 3 teaspoons is 1/6 of an ounce, so call it a scant 1/4 ounce pour and then add your gin or not depending on whether you're making a Daisy, Shim, or Mocktail. For kids and those with a sweet tooth, give 'em a little extra of that mix.