The Robert Frost Cocktail

Derek Brown, Columbia Room | Washington D.C.

Derek Brown created this aromatic cocktail to serve at one of the Obamas’ holiday parties at the White House. Building on a base of bourbon, amontillado sherry and white port, it drinks like a slightly higher proof riff on the classic sherry-and-vermouth cocktails that were prevalent at the end of the 1800s.


Serving: 1

  • 3/4 ounce bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce dry amontillado sherry
  • 3/4 ounce white port
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Garnish: thinly sliced orange and lemon wheels

  1. Combine ingredients and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with thinly sliced orange and lemon wheels.