The Brown Derby is one of my favorites. The cocktail first appeared in Hollywood in the 1930s, which lends a bit of sophistication to its lore. I highly recommend using fresh grapefruit. 1 ripe grapefruit typically gives more than enough juice.
- 2 oz. whiskey
- 1 oz. grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
- Grapefruit wedge or twist, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge or twist.