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Sage Brown Derby

Drink: Sage Brown Derby

Though seasoned bartenders may disagree, there's no cocktail recipe rulebook. Sage Brown Derby thwarts the rules with a delicious yet unlikely combination: whiskey and grapefruit. Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey, grapefruit juice and agave blend to create a slow-sipping drink that's ideal for a cozy evening at home.


  • 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. fresh red or pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. agave syrup (nectar)
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 fresh sage leaf


  1. Combine whiskey, grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave and bitters in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill shaker with ice and shake for about 30 seconds; strain into a coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a sage leaf.

Sage Brown Derby was featured in:

Making And Breaking The Rules