Honeymoon Cocktail Recipe

Classic Honeymoon Cocktail
Recapture the feeling of the 1930's with this classic Honeymoon Cocktail from the iconic Brown Derby. Michael Boyny/StockFood Creative/Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail (1 serving)
Ratings (4)

The Honeymoon Cocktail is one of the signature cocktails from the Brown Derby in Hollywood, California that was probably featured alongside other 1930's legends of that famous bar, like the Honolulu Cocktail. It's an interesting mix — a little sweet, a little dry, a little citrus — and a really well-designed cocktail overall.

Why the name Honeymoon? I have yet to get that answer, but I can imagine a scene straight out of a classic film: a young couple elopes to Hollywood with fanciful dreams of making it big in the pictures. They walk into the Brown Derby on their first night in town and the crafty bartender mixes them up something special along with some sound advice for making their dreams come true.

What You'll Need

  • 2 ounces applejack
  • 1/2 ounce
  • Benedictine
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao
  • 1/2 ounce lemon (fresh juice of)
  • Garnish: lemon peel

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 303
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Carbohydrates 59 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 10 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)