Brown Derby Cocktail
This suave blend of bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, and honey was invented at the Vendôme bar in Hollywood in 1930. 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.
- 2 ounce bourbon
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1⁄2 ounce honey
- lemon wedge, for garnishing
Add a handful of ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Add the bourbon, grapefruit juice, and honey.
Shake until the cocktail shaker looks frosty, about 0 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon wedge, and serve.