The Mint Julep may be the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, but I am not a fan, so I went on a hunt for some other Derby drink recipes to try. How does "The Brown Derby" sound?

I love most of the traditions that surround the Kentucky Derby. I love the pageantry, the big hats, the beautiful horses, and the "preppyness" of it.  I don't however, like bourbon, and the Kentucky Derby is all about the bourbon.

I came across this drink idea on the Tipsy Bartender website a while back, and even though it does contain bourbon, they say it goes down super smooth. They even say that non-bourbon drinkers will like this drink. I guess we'll see...

Here's the ingredients you will need to make "The Brown Derby":

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Honey syrup (1 part honey, 1 part water)
  • 1 1/2 oz grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed is best



For more Kentucky Derby cocktail recipes, go here.