How to make an Irish Derby

Irish Derby Cocktail


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The Derby cocktail dates back to 1947 and the original calls for a bourbon whiskey. The Irish Derby substitutes the bourbon for a slightly sweeter style of Irish whiskey. The end result is a tart, citrusy Derby.

Irish Derby Cocktail Recipe
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Irish Derby Cocktail Recipe


  • 45mL Irish Whiskey
  • 15mL Sweet Vermouth (Antica Formula)
  • 15mL Dry Curacao
  • 15mL Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters


  1. Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass
  3. Garnish with a lime twist

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