Some list the ingredients of a Tequila Daisy as Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Sugar, and Cointreau. The popular drink called a Margarita is made with Tequila, Fresh Lime, and Cointreau (Triple Sec). In Spanish, Margarita translates as Daisy. However, a recipe from Trader Vic includes grenadine instead of Cointreau.
From "Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide" (1972)
- 1/2 oz Grenadine
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- Club soda
Shake grenadine, lime juice and tequila with ice cubes. Strain into a goblet one-third filled with shaved ice. Fill glass with chilled soda.
"The Syracuse Herald", (August 1936)
"Syracuse's Newest and Refreshing Drink TEQUILA DAISY"
"Albuquerque Journal", July 1939
"Banned also was the sale of hard liquor and mixed drinks in cafes, where only beer and wine may now be obtained in lieu of the ubiquitous tequila daisy..."
"The Saber-tooth Curriculum", by By Abner J Peddiwell, 1939
"If you don't mind," he announced, "I will have one of these tequila daisies."
Time Magazine, 13th March 1939
"The Saber-Tooth Curriculum, a satire on educators, consists of a series of lectures on the history of paleolithic education, delivered by a fictitious Professor J. Abner Peddiwell while he drinks tequila daisies at a Tijuana bar."