October 17, 2013 – Louisville-area mixologist Marie Zahn created this cocktail recipe for Beam’s Basil Hayden’s Bourbon by combining two classic cocktails, the Blinker and the Brown Derby:

2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 teaspoon Honey Syrup*
1 teaspoon Raspberry Vinegar
Grapefruit Soda

*Honey Syrup:
In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of honey and 1 cup of and water. Stir until fully incorporated, then let cool and refrigerate.

Add Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, honey syrup and raspberry vinegar over ice in a Collins glass and stir. Top with grapefruit soda and garnish with a grapefruit peel.