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Preakness Stakes 2017

Where:  Baltimore, Maryland at Pimlico Race Course
When: -67 Days until the Preakness Stakes runs on May 21st, 2017
Watch:  NBC 4PM EST
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Why is the Black-eyed Susan the Drink of the Preakness Stakes?

The Preakness Stakes has some traditions that fans really enjoy maybe one of the most delicious is the cocktail named after it. The flower horseshoe that adorns the neck of the winning horse is made of 'black-eyed susans,' and some refer to the Preakness Stakes as "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans." So, it is no surprise that one of the traditions that fans enjoy is consuming a Black-Eyed Susan cocktail.


Black-Eyed Susan - Recipe
This is the one time you want another Black Eye!

Black Eyed Susan1 - 1/4 cup vodka
4 cups orange juice
1 - 1/4 cup light rum
ice ring
3/4 cup triple sec
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
4 cups pineapple juice

Chill all ingredients. Just before serving combine in a punch bowl. Unmold ice ring and float in bowl. Makes 10 large servings.