The Derby @ Carthay Circle Restaurant

Price: $10.75

When: July 2, 2016, 5:15 PM

Reservations: Recommended


After our somewhat mixed dinner at the Carthay Circle Restaurant, it was high time for a great, evening-closing cocktail. Something unique to the menu. Something special.

I asked the Cast Member which of the Carthay cocktails she liked best, and she instantly recommended The Derby.

Bingo. Sold. Let’s do this.

The drink arrives. It’s a gorgeous muddled brown and orange color. It’s served up. The glass is very cold. And there’s an orange peel riding shotgun on the rim.

I take a sip … and it’s wonderful.

The beverage is grapefruit juice, bourbon, and honey. It’s easy-drinking, refreshing, and delightful. The sort of thing you could drink all day. Like The French 75, this isn’t just good – it’s a standout.

You should absolutely try this when you’re at the Carthay. Terrific stuff.