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Brown Derby Cocktail | Hollywood’s Golden Age

Brown Derby

The Brown Derby is a classic cocktail served in a chilled coupe glass. This cocktail has all the flavours from the Golden Age of Hollywood, a rich and star-studded cocktail. This beautiful sip gently approaches with sultry honey flavour and rich bourbon notes.

Approaching the Brown Derby

As cocktails go, the brown derby is simple in design, but complex in flavour.  Brown in colour, ice-cold, with a gentle foam on top.  This a Movie Star cocktail to be seen with.  Leaning into to the first sip the nose is surprisingly light, with hints of bourbon and honey.  The taste of a Brown Derby is a perfect balance of bourbon, citrus and sweet honey.  Keeping the spirit in the front, but allowing all the ingredients to shine.

The Brown Derby is a movie star cocktail, with class and style.  Perfect for premier parties, or warm evenings after work.

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Brown Derby Cocktail

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By Rick Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 min

A sip from the golden age of Hollywood.


  • 2 oz of Bourbon (We prefer Elijah Craig 3 Year Single Batch)
  • 1 oz of Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz of Honey Syrup (3 parts local honey 2 parts water)



Combine all the ingredients in a shaker.


Shake with ice.


Strain into a chilled Coupe glass.


No garnish.

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