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Belmont Stakes Part 1 – The Belmont Breeze

Saturday June 11 is the 148th Belmont Stakes race. Although, unlike last year, there is no chance for a Triple Crown winner, we should still use this as a fine tailgate option for the weekend.

The Belmont doesn’t seem to have the national prominence that the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes have in terms of a party atmosphere. It could be the lack of older women in hats (such as at the Derby), extreme partying (Preakness Infield debauchery) or a well known signature cocktail.

Either way we here at Inside Tailgating want to make the Belmont a good party. So here is a good drink for the New York track:

The Belmont Breeze Recipe

Belmont Breeze.  Photo Credit: © Blake DeGroff

Belmont Breeze.  Photo Credit: © Blake DeGroff

Created by Dale DeGroff in 1998 to act as the new official drink of the Belmont Stakes.

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint sprig and orange peel.
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