The 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.
- 2 oz. pink grapefruit juice
- 1 1⁄2 oz. Kentucky bourbon, preferably Four Roses Single Barrel
- 1⁄2 oz. molasses (not blackstrap)
- Combine juice, bourbon, and molasses in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass; serve immediately.