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Brown Derby Cocktail

Classic Brown Derby Cocktail

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


The retro Brown Derby cocktail pairs bourbon whiskey with grapefruit and honey syrup: it’s sweet, citrusy and refreshing!



  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) bourbon whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh squeezed grapefruit juice*
  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) honey syrup
  • For the garnish: grapefruit slice (optional)


  1. Add the bourbon, grapefruit juice, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it until cold.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass. If desired, garnish with a grapefruit slice.


*If you love tangy drinks, you may want to add a squeeze of lemon to your Brown Derby to lend a tart brightness.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Brown Derby cocktail