Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail – Maryland

Move over, Kentucky Derby. The Preakness has its own cocktail. However, there’s just one teensy, little detail. No one can really agree on the ingredients of the Black-Eyed Susan. Created by a

Black-Eyed Susan is the official cocktail of the Preaknesscatering company that served Pimlico for years and named for Maryland’s state flower (and what the winning horse is draped with), this drink has been made with various liquors including whiskey, rye or bourbon. To lend some tartness, sometimes sour mix was used, sometimes lemon juice made an appearance, sometimes grapefruit juice. We researched far and wide and found that this recipe might be closest to the original. Tasty and refreshing, this cocktail will brighten any Preakness viewing party.

The Preakness takes place May 19, 2018, at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland.

Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. rum
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 2 lime wedges

Instructions

Place ice in two highball glasses. In a cocktail shaker, combine juices, rum, vodka and triple sec. Shake well. Divide mixture between the two glasses. Squeeze lime wedge into drink before serving.

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2 thoughts on “Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail – Maryland”

  1. Hey Kat– love citrusy drinks. This sounds like a great summer party drink. And did you watch the race?? We missed it –but we did watch the Royal Wedding. I wonder if they had a special drink?? Did you watch it?? hugs hugs!

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