The Black Derby

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


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 12 oz. Kentucky bourbon, preferably Four Roses Single Barrel
  • 12 oz. molasses (not blackstrap)


Step 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.

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