Leroy Brown



  • 8-10 Mint Leaves
  • 2 oz. Rye
  • ¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Rock Candy (or Simple) Syrup
  • ¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

  • Add all ingredients, with ice, to the glass of a Boston Shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass.

  • Do not garnish.

“Well, the south side of Chicago,
Is the baddest part of town,
And if you go there you better just beware
of the cocktail: Leroy Brown.”

This is a fun take on the classic prohibition-era Southside cocktail, popular in the early part of the 20th century in south Chicago. The Southside is made with gin, but here we substitute a nice rye whiskey to create a rich and tart cocktail that will have you echoing Jim Croce in singing about this bad, bad cocktail. Enjoy!


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