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The Derby

Posted by Reese on 2010-04-18 @ 10:03pm

When I think of The Derby, the first thing that pops in to my head is awesome bourbon cocktails.  I’m not much of a horse racing guy, what can I say.  Though, when said bourbon cocktail pops in to my head it’s usually a Mint Julep in a frosty silver cup.  So, I have to say, when I saw the recipe for The Derby in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Spirits I was intrigued.  It’s a bourbon cocktail with sweet vermouth and lime juice.  See, interesting stuff going on here.  Looking forward to the flavor interplay to come.

The Derby (Vintage Cocktails and Forgotten Spirits)
1 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Orange Curacao
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice
2) Shake until combined and well chilled
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

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