The Derby


8. April 2014 by swizzzlestick

There has always been a certain simpatico correspondence between cocktails and horse racing, explains Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail) in his book Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. Drinks were named to commemorate races or horses, like The Derby which  had several variations. And here is one of them.


1 oz. Bourbon Whiskey, 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth, 1/2 oz. Orange Curacao, 3/4 oz. Lime Juice, garnish: 1 mint leaf


Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

The Derby


2 thoughts on “The Derby

  1. Giffard says:

    That Derby looks absolutely fantastic. One to try!

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