Double Derby

Double Derby cocktail with bourbon and red wine

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.

Ingredients

Instructions

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

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