Preakness Cocktail

Drink Type: Cocktail



Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the twist of a lemon peel and serve.

Anyone who loves watching a good horse race probably enjoys watching the annual Preakness.

The Preakness, which is known as the second leg of the legendary Triple Crown, is a 9 ˝ furlong, or 1-3/16 mile, race that has been in existence since 1873. Believe it or not, although the Kentucky Derby is probably more well known among horse racing fans, the Preakness was actually introduced two years prior to the Derby running for the very first time.

While the Kentucky Derby is known for having fun traditions that coincide with the event, such as posh parties and partaking in a mint julep or two, the Preakness also has its own traditions that fans enjoy reveling in. In fact, the race just happens to have a couple of interesting drinks named after it. Because of the black-eyed susan horseshoe that adorns the neck of the winning horse, some refer to the Preakness as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.” So, it is no surprise that one of the traditions that fan enjoy is consuming a Black-Eyed Susan cocktail.

While there are many variations of the drink’s recipe, one thing is for certain--Preakness fans sure to love it!