6 cl of gin
2 drops of peach bitters
3 leaves mint
The Derby is a special cocktail with a slightly bitter minty taste. Its recipe is simple: mix a good dose of gin with 2 dashes of peach bitters and drop a few leaves of fresh mint.
But once again this simplicity is perfect, thanks to the incredible charm of gin, a ductile, magical distillate that manages to transform itself and seduces with only the addition of small variations. There are neither fruit juices nor adjuvants such as triple sec or maraschino.
It is a hymn to gin, a declaration of love: if you like strong and resinous cocktail the Derby was made for you!
The Derby is a cocktail of crystalline beauty, almost touching, with a languid tenor; perfect as an aperitif or after dinner. Its precise flavor, mottled with mint and a bitter caress, is a unique amalgam.
In any case, try it at least once in your life, since the ingredients are very easy to find and you don’t need any bartending skill to make it.
Attention to the fairly high alcohol content of the Derby cocktail, the mint makes it fresh and drinkable, but it is not a Garibaldi cocktail and had knocked out more than a buccaneer.
Ingredients for making the Derby cocktail
- 6 cl of gin
- 2 drops of peach bitters
- a few mint leaves
How to prepare the Derby cocktail
No shaker is needed: it is prepared in the mixing glass. Fill the mixing glass with ice, pour the gin and a couple of peach bitter dashes, mix gently and pour into an ice-cold Martini cup. Drop a few mint leaves in the cup, decorate with a slice of apple and serve.
Which dishes match with the Derby?
If you think the Daiquiri is the perfect cocktail for shellfish, wait until you try the Derby and you will have a new friend! Recommended dishes: pasta with prawns and asparagus, parmigiana ravioli, spaghetti with clams, chicken tikka masala, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara, paella mixta.