Fire up your Brown Derby with Red Clay Hot Honey!


Dear Friends,

As I said in yesterday’s Instagram post, “It all started with the Bardstown Derby Cocktail” at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace in DC!  It actually all started when Elizabeth and Alex chose this drink as a signature cocktail for their wedding last summer. I don’t even like Bourbon and I LOVE this cocktail!

Since serving last summer, we’ve been concocting variations, which I’ll share with you today so you too can choose your favorite and enjoy! I also want you to know about Red Clay Hot Honey. I’ve gone a bit crazy over The Red Clay hot sauces and seasonings … adding to cocktails, chilis, soups, salsas along with giving as Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts. You know how I am when I love something!

Enjoy your own version of the Dalrymple Brown Derby and heat up your Valentine’s Day dinner or any occasion with a little Red Clay!

To learn more about how you can liven up your gatherings with signature cocktails and so much more, join us for the next 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining workshop. Email me to add your name to our waitlist and you’ll be the first to know when registration opens. I’d love to have you!

From our home to yours,

Dalrymple Brown Derby

SERVES 2             Inspired by Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

A cocktail with a kick … or not!


Option 1 
4 oz Bourbon
2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Lemon Juice

Option 2
4 oz Bourbon
2 oz Polar Grapefruit Flavored Seltzer
Splash of Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Lemon

Option 3
For a kick, add 1 oz Red Clay Hot Honey

Option 4 
For Pearl Dive’s version use Orange Blossom Honey


Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake.

Stir well and serve. Garnish with lemon.

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