Victory Drink of the Month: Belle Vodka’s Vodka Mojito!
The Race: Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity
The Venue: Keeneland Race Course
The Date: Oct. 5, 2019
The Winner: Maxfield
The Toast: To a new early contender on the Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Owned and bred by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum’s Godolphin, Maxfield swept past the leaders at the top of Keeneland’s stretch and won going away to punch his ticket to the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park and earn 10 points toward next spring’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. Watch the replay here.
After the Race: Havana daydreamin’ is in order with Belle Vodka’s unique twist on the mojito. Enjoy as you plan a trip (in your mind, if nothing else) to Plaza Vieja for a night of rumba, bar-hopping, and a midnight drive on the Malecón.
What’s Next: Racing’s two-day World Championships is fast approaching, and $30 million in purses will be up for grabs at Santa Anita Park when the Breeders’ Cup returns to the Arcadia, Calif., track for a record 10th time. The action begins Friday, Nov. 1 – Future Stars Friday, that is – with the first of five Breeders’ Cup races going off at 4:12 p.m. ET. On Saturday, Nov. 2, nine Breeders’ Cup races are in order, with the first scheduled for 2:55 p.m. ET. All races will be broadcast live on NBC Sports.
- 1.5 ounces of Belle Vodka
- 0.5 ounces of simple syrup
- 6 mint leaves
- 4 quarters of lime
- 3 ounces of soda water
How to Make It:
- Muddle mint, lime, and simple syrup
- Fill glass with crushed ice
- Add vodka
- Top with soda water
- Garnish with more mint