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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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Rum Runner Cocktail – Florida

The Rum Runner cocktail evokes white sandy beaches, warm ocean breezes and sherbet colored sunsets. The drink was purportedly invented in the 1950s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada,

Rum Runner Cocktail - Florida

Florida, to get rid of an excess supply of rum and other liqueurs. This tasty concoction is a like a mini visit to the tropics and a great summer time sipper.

You can camp, bike, birdwatch, canoe, fish or hike at Everglades National Park, near Homestead. Wildlife sightings could include manatees, gators and maybe even a Florida panther.

Rum Runner Cocktail

  • Servings: 1 drink
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. banana liqueur
  • 1 oz. blackberry liqueur
  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Orange slices (for garnish)

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, add juices, liqueurs, rum and grenadine. Shake well. Pour over ice. Garnish with orange slices.