Created at the Vendome Club, Los Angeles, this cocktail was named after local (friendly) rival the Brown Derby. Its a simple combination of Whisky, Grapefruit and warming honey. Perhaps a little sweet, but certainly full of flavour.
A Grapefruit zest completes the Brown Derby cocktail.
Fill a Martini glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with a grapefruit zest.