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Brown Derby Cocktail

Brown Derby Cocktail

Ingredients (4)

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce honey
  • Lemon wedge, for garnishing
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This suave blend of bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, and honey was invented at the Vendôme bar in Hollywood in 1930, though it was named for the iconic 20th-century Los Angeles restaurant, notes cocktail expert Dale DeGroff in The Craft of the Cocktail. If you’re into brunch cocktails, the Brown Derby is perfect: tart enough to wake up the palate, but not tangy enough to jolt you. The bourbon, naturally, softens the edges of even a harsh start to the day.

For more, check out our Whiskey Sour, Sazerac, and Vieux Carré.

Instructions

  1. 1Add a handful of ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Add the bourbon, grapefruit juice, and honey.
  2. 2Shake until the cocktail shaker looks frosty, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon wedge, and serve.
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