The Belmont Stakes race happens every year, although it doesn’t seem to have the national prominence that the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes have. At least not in terms of a party atmosphere.
Perhaps it’s the lack of older women in hats that show at the Derby? Maybe it’s the extreme partying, like the Preakness Infield debauchery.
Personally, I think it’s a well known signature cocktail.
Either way we here at Inside Tailgating want to make the Belmont a good party. Enjoy the horse racing at Belmont park while sipping on this delicious cocktail, the Belmont Breeze.
This drink was created by Dale DeGroff in 1998 to act as the new official cocktail of the Belmont Stakes. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Belmont Breeze Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
- 1/2 ounce Dry Sack Medium Dry Sherry
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Splash of orange juice
- Splash of cranberry juice
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 mint sprig
- 1 orange zest
Making your Belmont Breeze:
- Shake all ingredients with ice.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with fresh mint sprig and orange peel.
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Who do you think is the front runner for winning the Belmont this year? Will you be watching?