If you’ve ever had the classic Kentucky cocktail, the Brown Derby cocktail, you may recognize some of the ingredients in this recipe. The Brown Derby is traditionally made of whisky, honey and grapefruit, served up. Here we’ve taken the basic building blocks and transformed it into a lowball cocktail, served on the rocks. The addition of orange juice softens up the bitterness of the grapefruit and a touch of Top Shelf Sweet Reaper brings a subtle sweetness and a touch of heat to the mix. If you want a boozier drink, you may also use this kit to make a classic Brown Derby, you have all the ingredients needed here. Simply omit the orange juice and bitters, shake and serve in a coupe straight up.
- 1 ½ oz Perth Whisky
- ¾ oz Honey Syrup
- 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 3 Dashes Top Shelf Sweet Reaper Bitters
Dehydrated Orange Slice
In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine all the ingredients except the garnish. Seal and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Double strain into a Rocks glass, half filled with ice or over a large single ice cube. Garnish with a dehydrated orange wheel.