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    In my ongoing quest to taste the best cocktail on earth I came across the PDT book by Jim Meehan (thanks to my friend Mark!).  For those who don’t know, Please Don’t Tell is a speakeasy in New York City located in the phone booth of a hot dog shop (that sounds strange….but it’s real and you should go there).

    Tonight’s replica (not an original like my earlier post) comes compliments of the Hollywood Cocktails lounge and was created in the 1930’s.


    • 2 oz. Maker’s Mark
    • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
    • .75 Honey Syrup


    How I did it:

    1. Grab a cocktail shaker (when to shake and when to stir…)
    2. Pour ingredients into shaker (I squeezed my grapefruit fresh…only because I happened to have one)
    3. Add ice, shake vigorously (make sure you use good ice…shaking should be abusive!)
    4. Strain and pour into an appropriate glass (I don’t have a coupe, so I just went with my modified martini glass)
    5. Enjoy

    I’m digging this drink….definitely can taste the honey in it and it’s extremely refreshing.  I’m also a firm believer in the fact that you can’t mess up a cocktail as long as you are pouring Maker’s Mark!




3 Responses to The Brown Derby

  • Cousin Matt wrote on June 8, 2012 at 1:21 // Reply

    This looks good. I just had a surprisingly good cocktail that normally wouldn’t be my style…

    Hendrick’s with ‘Bitter Lemon’ – I’m not sure if you can get Bitter Lemon in the US, but it is basically a not-as-sweet lemonade.

    I’d normally just drink Hendrick’s with a slice of cucumber… but this is worth trying!

    Also, I like your site design. Interesting having it all on one page with anchors.

    • Erik wrote on June 8, 2012 at 1:23 // Reply

      is this what you’re talking about?:

      Sounds interesting….I do like Hendricks!

      Thanks for the compliments on the site!

      • Cousin Matt wrote on June 8, 2012 at 4:36 // Reply

        Yep, that’s the stuff.


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