The Derby cocktail dates back to 1947 and the original calls for a bourbon whiskey. The Irish Derby substitutes the bourbon for a slightly sweeter style of Irish whiskey. The end result is a tart, citrusy Derby.
“Think of it as an 1850s Mai Tai – similar drink, different island.” – David Wondrich, cocktail historian. The raspberry syrup adds balance and a touch of tartness whilst the rum adds some punch to the refreshing summery cocktail.