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Brown Derby

The Brown Derby, a Hollywood cocktail that merges bourbon with the tangy sweetness of grapefruit juice and honey syrup. It’s refreshing, sophisticated, and evokes the glamour of its namesake restaurant. A drink perfect for sweet and sour lovers.

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Boozy Refreshing Brown Derby Cocktail with Bourbon and Grapefruit

Brown Derby

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Bourbon
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, brown derby
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Bourbon, grapefruit, and honey – Hollywood's own.


  • 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
  • ¾ oz. grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. honey syrup 1:1
  • Grapefruit twist for garnish


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add 2 oz. of bourbon whiskey, ¾ oz. of fresh grapefruit juice, and ½ oz. of honey syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake the ingredients vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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