Brown Derby

by0| PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2011 8:00 AM
Brown Derby
Named for the famous hat-shaped restaurant, this simple cocktail of bourbon and grapefruit was the signature drink at LA’s 1930s Vendome Club. Todd Coleman
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Named for the famous hat-shaped restaurant, this was the signature drink at LA's 1930s Vendome Club. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue, along with Rebecca Barry's article Whiskey Rebellion.

Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tsp. honey mixed with 1 1/2 tsp. warm water

Instructions

  • Mix bourbon, juice, and honey mixture in a shaker with ice; shake to chill. Strain into champagne coupe.