Thursday, May 23, 2013

Black-Eyed Susan Remix

The Black-Eyed Susan which is the official drink of Preakness served at Pimlico was updated this year by mixtress Gina Chersevani of Hank’s Oyster Bar. It was shocking to see a Susan with a pink hue instead of orange but the cocktail was rather tasty.

Black Eyed Susan
1 ½ oz. Finlandia Vodka
½ oz. St. Germain Liqueur
1 oz. lemon juice
½ oz. raspberry juice or strawberry juice (squeeze and strain yourself, or purchase at Whole Foods Markets)
½ oz. simple syrup
Half a stalk of lemongrass
1 sage leaf

How to you feel about the remix? Should they have stuck with the traditional recipe or is Pimlico merely getting with the times with this fancy new cocktail?


Haus and Home said...

I love St Germain and strawberries so I am sure I would love this. Where do you get the lemongrass?

Patsy said...

We used Mt. Gay this year, it didn't suck.