Friday's Happy Hour: Belmont Breeze

belmont stakes
Flickr photo by JGNY
Belmont Stakes are this Saturday, which is one third of the Triple Crown horse races (Kentucky Derby and the Preakness are the other two).

What? You don't care about horseracing? Neither do I. But they do have a heck of a cocktail as their "official" drink: The Belmont Breeze.



  • 1 1/2 oz. whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. sherry
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. of soda
  • 1 oz. of 7-up
  • fresh strawberry
  • lemon wedge

Shake first six ingredients with ice and top with half 7-up and half soda, approximately one ounce of each. Garnish with fresh strawberry, a mint sprig, and a lemon wedge. Though fresh ingredients are best, you can subsitute 1 oz. of sweet and sour mix for the lemon juice and simple syrup.

Happy Friday!

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