Brown Derby

Brown Derby

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

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.

Brown Derby
Named for the famous hat-shaped restaurant, this bourbon cocktail was the signature drink at LA's 1930s Vendome Club.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 12 tsp. honey mixed with 1 1/2 tsp. warm water

Instructions

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