Two weeks ago today, the Triple Crown officially kicked off with the Kentucky Derby.  Today, the second leg of the Triple Crown, The Preakness, will be taking place about 30 miles north of Annapolis at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.  While the pomp and circumstance may not be at the level of the Derby, that doesn’t mean that The Preakness isn’t a spectacle in its own right.  With thousands of fans descending on Baltimore for the event, and just as many locals spending the day watching the races, it is safe to say that countless Black-Eyed Susans are going to be consumed this afternoon.  We aren’t talking about flowers here, the Black-Eyed Susan is to the Preakness what a Mint Julep is to the Kentucky Derby.  Take a look below for this year’s official recipe.

For one serving, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz 42 Below Vodka
  • 1 1/4 oz Early Times Kentucky Whisky
  • 3 oz Sweet and Sour mix
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • Orange Slice
  • Cherry
  • Black Eyed Susan Stirrer
  • Ice

There isn’t much work when it comes to putting together a Black-Eyed Susan.  Start with your favorite 12 oz glass, add all of the liquid ingredients and top off the glass with ice.  From there, stir, add your orange slice and cherry as garnish, and you are all set.

If you decide to make Black-Eyed Susans today, let us know how they turn out.  Did you use the Preakness recipe, or one of your own?


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