Derby Cocktail

Friday, October 18, 2013

John and I had a speedy supper at South at SFJazz's bar a few weeks ago, and what stood out amongst the divine deviled eggs, the rosemary pull-apart bread and the fried oysters was the Derby Cocktail–a perfect fall sipper with a bourbon base!

Derby Cocktail 

1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey 101 bourbon
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz honey
dash of cinnamon
Angostura bitters

Combine bourbon, lemon, honey and a dash of cinnamon and a few drops of bitters in a shaker with ice; shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

 Notes: Wild Turkey is one of the few GMO-free bourbons, so it's particularly popular as a well bourbon in San Francisco–and it's quite delicious. Cheers! 

Image by Linda Xiao.


  1. Looks so delish! Happy weekend Lena! :)

  2. Enjoy your weekend!

    always, koru kate

  3. I know this sounds naive, but I had no clue alcohol had GMO's. Wow!

  4. I just love your cocktail posts. Happy Friday!

  5. GMO don't make a difference in alcohol, that is ridiculous



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