Born on the Sunset Strip at the illustrious Vendome Club—a celebrity haven and it bar in the ‘30s—the Brown Derby cocktail is all sour, glitz and bourbon. Named for a since-vanished neighboring restaurant that was shaped like a derby hat, the drink is an edgy riff on a Daiquiri, with bourbon as the base, fresh grapefruit juice and a honey syrup. It’s old-school Hollywood class in a glass.
- 2 oz Bourbon
- .75 oz Grapefruit Juice
- .75 oz Honey Syrup
- Grapefruit Twist
Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to a shaker tin with ice. Shake.
Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
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