Double Derby

We stumbled on this cheeky number from the out-of-print Playboy’s Host & Bar Book in PUNCH magazine’s coverage of the book. We had been looking for some new wine cocktails to test, and the Double Derby was a fortuitous find!

The Double Derby is sort of a riff on sangria, with juice and cassis syrup taking the place of sangria’s fresh fruit. The original recipe calls for redcurrant syrup, which is a fairly rare ingredient (in the US, at least). Cassis syrup or liqueur works just fine in its place.

The recipe works well as a punch, but it’s quite strong – you can water it down by up to a quarter of its total volume, to replicate the effect of shaking with ice.

Read more

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with an orange slice or wheel.

Read more

More drinks like Double Derby

Bourbon Renewal
Bourbon, Lemon, Crème de cassis...
Ladies’ Room Sweet Tea
Bourbon, Black tea, Sweet vermouth...
New York Sour
Rye whiskey, Lemon, Egg...
Yazoo Street Scandal
Mint, Bourbon, Black tea...

Get the app, make better drinks

The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It’s the best $3.99 you’ll ever spend on a drink.