Victory Drink of the Month: Belle Vodka’s Memphis Belle, the ideal winner’s circle cocktail!
The Race: Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets
The Venue: Belmont Park
The Date: June 8
The Winner: Sir Winston
The Toast: After a controversial Kentucky Derby and an inspirational Preakness Stakes, how else could the Triple Crown season end but with an unexpected Belmont Stakes? While the eyes of the racing world were focused on War of Will and Tacitus, it was the second horse in the Belmont conditioned by War of Will’s trainer Mark Casse, Sir Winston, who stole the show with a rallying upset victory. Watch a race replay and read the recap here.
After the Race: Relax on your back porch or on a local bar patio and summon up the summertime bliss of Memphis, Tenn., the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, with a refreshing Memphis Belle cocktail.
What’s Next: We’re back at Belmont Park to close out the meet and kick off July with the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival on Saturday, July 6. The loaded racecard will revitalize racing fans after Thursday’s Independence Day celebration, and features five graded stakes, including the John A. Nerud Stakes, a “Win and You’re In” automatic qualifier for the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and two premier turf races for 3-year-olds, the Belmont Derby Invitational and the Belmont Oaks Invitational.
1.5 ounces of Belle Vodka
Orange juice, egg whites and cream
How to Make It:
Shake vigorously and serve over ice or up