Monday, September 14, 2009

Rosemary Brown Derby

This is an old-timey favorite from the 1930s made with top shelf rye whiskey and modified with an interesting herbaceous twist.

  • Sazerac rye whiskey
  • Organic red grapefruit
  • Home-made organic honey-rosemary syrup
  • Bucket glass

To make honey-rosemary syrup: add 2 parts of your favorite honey substitute, ie., rice honey or agave, to one part water and warm on the stove. Then add at least two dozen rosemary leaves without the sprigs to the syrup and continue heating until your desired taste is met.

  • Muddle two organic red grapefruit wedges in a bucket glass
  • Add 1 oz honey-rosemary syrup
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add 2 oz Sazerac rye whiskey and stir.
  • Garnish with a rosemary sprig next to the straw

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