Did you know that the Belmont Stakes has its own official Cocktail?
In fact each of the three races that make up the Triple Crown of Horse racing has one.
We are all wildly familiar with the Mint Julep. official libation of the Kentucky Derby.
The Preakness has its Black Eyed Susan named after the flower that comprises the blanket draped over the winner.
The Black Eyed Susan 2015 (Preakness)
1.5 oz. Vodka
.5 oz of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz. of pineapple juice
.25 oz. of lime juice
.75 oz. of orange juice
While the official site gives no directions, (shame on them!)
I imagine, mix in a shaker,
and serve in a hi-ball glass over ice.
Garnish with an orange slice
The Belmont Stakes has actually had a few different cocktails, (the White Carnation and then the Belmont Breeze) but the latest as of 2015, is
the Belmont Jewel.
The Belmont Jewel
1.5 oz. of Bourbon
2 oz. of lemonade (I would interject here that you make your own using fresh ingredients)
1 oz. of pomegranate juice
Shake vigorously and served up over ice in a rocks glass
garnished with a cherry and a lemon twist