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Victory Drink of the Month: Belle Vodka’s Bonnie Blue Belle, the ideal winner’s circle cocktail!
The Race: Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
The Venue: Keeneland Race Course
The Date: April 6
The Winner: Vekoma
The Toast: In front of 34,775 fans at sun-splashed Keeneland, Vekoma punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby with a dominant 3 ½-length win in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. Watch a race replay and read the recap here.
After the Race: The weather is getting warmer no matter what part of the country you’re in, and a refreshing Bonnie Blue Belle is the perfect cocktail to accompany patio parties, outdoor concerts, or anything else you’re getting into this spring.
What’s Next: What else could it be than the 145th run for the roses? Millions of attention spans from around the world will be laser-focused on iconic Churchill Downs come May 4 for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, the “fastest two minutes in sports.” Vekoma and 19 other 3-year-old Thoroughbreds are slated to start in the world’s most prestigious race, with a spot in horse racing history on the line.
- 1.5 ounces of Belle Vodka
- Equal parts (0.25 ounces) Blueberry Liqueur and Blue Curacao
- Pineapple juice shaken and topped with Sprite
How to Make It:
- Serve over ice and garnish with blueberries