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 DrinksMixer.com), but this simple old recipe on simple old About.com 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 About.com website.
Ingredients:And that's **HIC** it!
- 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.