Brown Derby Old Fashioned French Dressing

This is the original recipe from the Brown Derby and was served with their famous Cobb Salad. It does not seem like a “French” dressing at all by today’s standards and would make a very flavorful red wine vinaigrette for many purposes.

Brown Derby Old Fashioned French Dressing 

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Makes about 1 ½ quarts. This dressing keeps well in the refrigerator. Can be made and stored in a 2‑quart Mason jar.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon english mustard
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 cup vegetable oil


Blend together all ingredients except oils. Then add olive and salad oils and mix well again. Chill. Shake before serving.