Brown Derby

Brown Derby Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sour, Sweet

About the Brown Derby Cocktail

The classic bourbon Brown Derby cocktail is named for the eponymous hat-shaped Los Angeles diner. It’s both sweet and sour with a hefty dose of grapefruit juice and a touch of honey syrup. Try this recipe now to find out what all the hype is about.

Ingredients in the Brown Derby Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz Honey syrup (1 part honey, 1 part water)

Garnish: Grapefruit wedge or twist

Glass: Cocktail

How to make the Brown Derby Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge or twist.

Watch top San Francisco bartender Dominic Venegas mix up this classic in our How to Cocktail video.

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