Friday, April 16, 2010

Brown Derby cocktail

This John Apodaca from Daddy-O's Martinis. There's never since stood an iconic restaurant in Los Angeles and Hollywood during it's golden era called the Brown Derby. Once owned by  Herbert Somborn and Bob Cobb and one location being shaped like a man's derby hat with three locations and famous patrons such as William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Betty Davis etc.  The Brown derby is famous for it's Cobb salad along with the Brown Derby Cocktail. Unfortunately like so many places in Los Angeles, it's been knocked down and replaced with other things but the salad and the cocktail live on. Easy to make and you're friends and family will enjoy it.

The Brown Derby Cocktail

2 oz of Bourbon ( Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz honey syrup ( 1 part honey dissolved in one part warm water ).
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass

1 comment:

  1. This is a tasty cocktail. Wonder if Bill Holden and Lucy Ricardo ordered this during their lunch there on that great I Love Lucy episode?