derby cocktail

originally published Feb 18, 2005

Last night marked ChicagosNext.com's first public google hangout. Since Matthew Bramer is my co-host, we figured to kick off these talks with our favorite subject: Craft Cocktails. 

During the hangout, we mentioned a quick and easy cocktail to make that uses only three ingredients. The Derby is easily one of my friend's favorite winter cocktails. Have fun with this one!

The Derby via Robert Hess

  • 2 ounces of Bourbon (I use Rye though, Rittenhouse)
  • 1/4 ounce of Benedictine
  • dash of Angostura bitters (I'm using 3-4 healthy dashes)

Stir with ice, then strain into a small glass. Garnish with a lemon peel. 

The lemon peel actually does matter with this drink, but in a pinch it is the first item that I skip. Also for the super lazy, just dump this into a glass with big ice and be done with it. 

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