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The Brown Derby

The Brown Derby

The Brown Derby


A bourbon-based refreshing version of a Bee’s Knees, the grapefruit and honey add fragrant sweetness to Maker’s Mark® Bourbon.


  • 2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1 part fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 part honey syrup*
  • 2 parts honey
  • 1 part water


  1. *For honey syrup, add 2 parts honey to 1 part water. Mix until fully blended.
  2. Shake all ingredients together and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Tags: Cocktails, Highballs, The Brown Derby, Grapefruit, Honey Syrup, Thirsty