What I'm Drinking: Northwoods Brown Derby

Northwoods Brown Derby Cocktail || A Less Processed Life

Is it just me, or has this been the longest week ever? I am so ready for the weekend, particularly since we are going to tap our maple trees this weekend for the first time ever. (In what may be the shortest sugaring season ever given the sudden rise in temps that are expected in the upcoming week.)

Northwoods Brown Derby Cocktail || A Less Processed Life

Meanwhile, even though spring may be in the air, my love for wintertime citrus abounds. For today's toast to the weekend, I'll be drinking a brown derby, a classic cocktail named for the famous hat-shaped diner in Hollywood. Though the original version is sweetened with honey syrup, I used maple syrup instead, which gives the cocktail a more complex smoky sweetness. (Plus, maple syrup abounds up here in the Northwoods.) Have a great weekend!

Northwoods Brown Derby (printer-friendly version)
makes two cocktails

2 ounces Bourbon
2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce maple syrup
1/2 ounce warm water

1. Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. 
2. Shake and strain into two coupe glasses. 


Northwoods Brown Derby Cocktail || A Less Processed Life

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