Triple Crown Cocktails: Black-Eyed Susan

The Preakness Stakes is one of Maryland’s biggest sporting events annually, taking place on the third Saturday in May. Its official cocktail, the Black-Eyed Susan, was created in 1973 by Harry Stevens, one of Pimlico’s longtime caterers, who wished to celebrate the race with a cocktail that mimicked the coloring of the Maryland state flower.

1½ oz vodka
1 oz bourbon
2 oz orange juice
2 oz sour mix
Orange slice and cherry, for garnish

Combine vodka, bourbon, orange juice and sour mix in a highball glass filled with ice. Stir until well chilled. Garnish with orange and cherry.

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