Ahead of the Preakness Stakes, these Breeders’ Cup Official Cocktails race to win.
As the Triple Crown finishes with the Preakness Stakes, these Breeders’ Cup Official Cocktails are the perfect refreshment for any at home watching party. While the horses vie to win, place or show, these cocktails earn all the celebratory praise. Which cocktail will you sip and savor?
This year, the Breeders’ Cup and the iconic ‘21’ Cup partnered to create two signature cocktails to celebrate thoroughbred horse racing’s most celebrated events. With more people looking to create memorable viewing experiences at home, these two cocktails feature ingredients that are easily accessible and simple to create.
With more people looking to shake up cocktails at home, at home bartenders are looking to expand the cocktail recipes. At the same time, the method and ingredients need to be approachable. If the recipe becomes too complicated, many people will prefer to just open and pour instead of shake and stir.
The two Breeders’ Cup Official Cocktails have a nod to horseracing yet focus on iconic flavors that many people appreciate. Whether you prefer sweet or a touch tart, these two cocktails are definitely a winning exacta box.
Here’s how to make the Breeders’ Cup Official Cocktails.
- 1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
- ¾ part sweet vermouth
- 1 ½ parts orange juice
- 2 parts lemonade
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin; add ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a fancy wine glass or goblet. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
- 1 part Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- 1 part Triple Sec
- 1 part honey-green tea (Honest or Pure Leaf)
- ½ part fresh lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin; add ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with edible purple flowers.
While the Garland does have edible flowers, they can be omited. It makes for a stunning visual and a nod to horseracing. Also, if you only have a un-sweetened green tea, you can add a touch of simple syrup for sweetness.
Even though these cocktails were inspired by the horse racing events, they are quite delightful for any occassion. From brunch to a relaxing afternoon, these cocktails could become one of your signature sips.
Which cocktail will you shake up this weekend?