The Black Derby

Black Derby

Black Derby

Based on a classic Brown Derby, this variation gets its name from the molasses which replaces honey in the original. Pink grapefruit juice adds a bit more sweetness and a rosy glow.Laura Sant

Based on a classic Brown Derby, this variation gets its name from the molasses which replaces honey in the original. Pink grapefruit juice adds a bit more sweetness and a rosy glow.

The Black Derby
Based on the classic Brown Derby, this whiskey-grapefruit cocktail variation gets its name from the molasses which replaces honey in the original.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 12 oz. Kentucky bourbon, preferably Four Roses Single Barrel
  • 12 oz. molasses (not blackstrap)

Instructions

  1. Combine juice, bourbon, and molasses in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass; serve immediately.