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close up of a brown derby cocktail served in a coupe glass with a grapefruit garnish

BEST Brown Derby Cocktail Recipe

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Strong, unique, and for lovers of whiskey! This Brown Derby cocktail recipe is an intriguing combination of bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey syrup.




  • 3 oz bourbon
  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz honey syrup


  • Grapefruit twist



  1. You can learn how to make honey syrup here.
  2. Add bourbon, grapefruit juice, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until very well chilled.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Press and pinch the grapefruit twist over the cocktail to express grapefruit oil into your glass.
  5. Garnish with twist. Sip and enjoy.


  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Cocktails
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American