The derby hat, or bowler hat, was first produced in 1849 by Lock & Co. Hatters for Edward Coke, a British soldier and politician. Coke’s request for the design was something that was close-fitting with a low crown. Coke wanted a hat that would protect the heads of his gamekeepers from low-hanging branches while riding horseback.
- 2 ounces dark rum
- 3/4 ounce lime juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
- Lime spiral, to garnish
- Shake the dark rum, lime juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the lime spiral, and serve.