Today is the final race in the Triple Crown of American Horse Racing, the Belmont Stakes. The winner of the Triple Crown must win, in succession, The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and, finally, The Belmont Stakes in order to take home this jewel of American horse racing. Thousands upon thousands attend all three races and thousands upon thousands of attendees drink cocktails at each race!
Because of this all the races have their own signature cocktail. The Kentucky Derby has the Mint Julep and the Preakness has a Black Eyed Susan. The Belmont Stakes has had the White Carnation (until 1998), the Belmont Breeze (until 2011), but now features the Belmont Jewel.
Since Belmont can't seem to settle on any single drink for too long, I've decided to take a little from all three recipes Belmont and create my own libation for the Belmont Stakes!
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