This is a variation on a brown derby cocktail, using a delicious grapefruit shrub to introduce a more complex mouthfeel and flavor profile.
1 1/2 oz. VA Distillery Virginia Highland Malt Whiskey
1 oz. Grapefruit Shrub
1/2 oz. Berenjager Honey Liqueur
3 dashes orange bitters
Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Michael Smith of Laura Lee’s
3410 Semmes Avenue Richmond, VA 23225