The Derby

bourbon, curacau, sweet vermouth
The Derby presented by Cocktail Detour


We continue to try out recipes from Ted Haigh’s excellent book “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails“. Today we are making The Derby.

According to the book, cocktails and horse racing have always gone hand in hand. And this is one of the cocktails that’s been around for a long time, although there are different variations of it.

Striking to us is the beautiful look and the simple but sophisticated recipe. Cheers, and may the best horse win.

The Derby



1 oz bourbon
0,5 oz sweet vermouth
0,5 oz orange curacao
0,75 oz lime juice


Shake all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a mint leaf.



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