Saturday, May 16, 2009

Black-Eyed Susan - no, not the flower

Since today is, in fact, Preakness day, it seemed appropriate to post this recipe for the traditional drink of the Preakness. Other versions are fancier (there's the Southern Living version I saw in their last issue, and check out this version from, but this simple old recipe on simple old is, apparently, "how it is served at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico and also to the fans at the Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness Stakes." It's not the traditional one (the others are closer to that), but it is the current version. All I have at home is the vodka, but maybe y'all have the rest?

This is quoted from the website.

  • 1 1/4 oz. Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. Vodka
  • 3 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice

Fill a highball glass with shaved ice, add the liquors first, then top off with orange juice and sweet and sour mix. Stir and garnish with an orange slice, cherry, and stirrer.
And that's **HIC** it!


roopa said...

Oh, we drank lots of those last year before going to Preakness (and no we did not go to the infield!), except our recipe was different - it was vodka, rum, triple sec, and pineapple and orange juices (I think we got it from the Preakness website).

Can you believe the filly won?!?!

Hope you're doing well - please say hi to Bmore for me! :)

Nanc Twop said...

Vodka, and orange juice... but no idea what's in Sweet n Sour - hopefully it doesn't mean the asian dressing I have in the frig...?

p.s. A girlie horse won!

John said...

Y'all: I know, first in 85 years, and the first horse ever to win from the 13th gate. I went out with a friend last night, and he used to make them all the time for people. He said the recipe I described is not a Black-Eyed Susan, at least not what he is familiar with.

Roopa: Will do, good to hear from you again!

NT: Oh, I'm sure it's not that sweet and sour