Brown Derby

Brown Derby

Brown Derby

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.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Lime spiral, to garnish

Directions:

  1. Shake the dark rum, lime juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with the lime spiral, and serve.
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