Victory Drink of the Month: Belle Vodka’s Jingle Belle, the ideal winner’s circle cocktail!
The Race: Remsen Stakes
The Venue: Aqueduct
The Date: Dec. 1, 2018
The Winner: Maximus Mischief
The Toast: To an unbeaten 2-year-old that summons memories of Afleet Alex. Maximus Mischief’s co-owner, Chuck Zacney’s Cash Is King Stable, owned that 2005 Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner and champion 3-year-old male, and Zacney's new budding star cemented his place among the top contenders for the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve with a 2 ¼-length win in the Remsen, his third career victory without a defeat (WATCH REPLAY).
After the Race: The quintessential holiday cocktail for memory-making holidays at home with family and friends, and at the racetrack, too.
What’s Next: If it’s the day after Christmas, that means it’s time “The Great Race Place” to begin its winter/spring season! Dec. 26 is the traditional opening day at Santa Anita Park, and the picturesque Arcadia, Calif., track basking in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains kicks off with four graded stakes races, including the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes and Grade 1 LaBrea Stakes. Santa Anita’s December opening day is an unofficial calendar turn into the next year for horse racing and all of the excitement that brings.
- 1.5 ounces of Belle Vodka
- Equal parts (0.5 ounces) Goldschlager and Apple Pucker
How to Make It:
- Serve over ice an garnish with cinnamon shavings.