No drink quite embodies the Kentucky Derby like the Mint Julep, the classic concoction of bourbon, sugar and mint served in an iconic silver cup. But another cocktail, simply known as The Derby, was created to commemorate the Kentucky Derby. The below drink recipe is taken from The Bartender’s Guide by Trader Vic.
1 ounce bourbon
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce orange curacao
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime.
Also see: Kentucky Derby Cocktails