1/2 jigger Cacao (1/2 oz Marie Brizard)
1/2 jigger Sweet Vermouth (1/2 oz Cocchi)
1/6 Orange Juice (1/2 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Saturdays ago, I searched through Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 for something to start the cocktail hour. There, I found a curious rye drink called the Brown Derby. Well, the recipe itself was not the notable part, but it was the fact that it shares the name with a pair of better known cocktails created at the Brown Derby restaurant chain in Los Angeles. Considering that the chain was started somewhere between 1926 and 1929, there is a chance that this drink pre-dates the restaurant itself besides pre-dating the genesis of the more famous Bourbon-honey-grapefruit or dark rum-maple-lime libations.