High Horse Recipe
Brown Derby Cocktail
When Shannon Tebay Sidle, a bartender at New York's Death & Co, was looking to create a cocktail that paid homage to the flavors of classic colonial-era cocktails, the High Horse was born.
This unique cocktail perfectly balances sweet, bitter, and stimulating ingredients for a truly distinctive blend by combining aged rum with kirschwasser and cherry liqueur. Perfect for sipping on Kentucky Derby night or any time you want to feel like an old-time mixologist, the High Horse is sure to be your new favorite drink.
This delicious cocktail combines George Washington's legendary cherry association with his known fondness for rum and other spirits. Add the sweet vermouth and bitters, and you'll stir up a cocktail that is essentially a cherry-forward Rum Manhattan.