By Kelley Midland
What better way to cheer I'll Have Another to a Preakness victory than with a well-chilled Black-Eyed Susan?
I can't make it to Pimlico, but it's a sure bet this fruity beverage treat will take center stage at my Preakness Party!
The Official Black-eyed Susan recipe calls for:
3/4 oz 42 Below Vodka
1-1/4 oz Early Times Kentucky Whisky
3 oz sweet & sour mix
2 oz orange juice
Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
You can find this recipe at http://www.preakness.com/preakness-tradition/black-eyed-susan-official-drink-preakness.
But we know how to make a cocktail in the south. I'll stick with the southern recipe. With any luck, they will wear off in time for the Belmont!
Black-eyed Susan Southern Style:
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons vodka
3 tablespoons light rum
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
Stir ingredients and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with orange slices, lime slices, or fresh cherries.
My Preakness Pick? Isn't it obvious?