How to make official drink of Belmont Stakes

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The Belmont Jewel, the official drink of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo: Centerplate)

After training at top speed for months and running at a full charge in one of the top races in the industry, the thoroughbreds hitting the track at Belmont Park are worthy of a toast.

And the New York racetrack has a signature drink to do just that.

When one thinks of horse racing’s iconic libation, a Mint Julep — the Kentucky Derby’s official drink — probably comes to mind.

But Belmont’s own potent potable deserves equal shake — and a vigorous one at that.

Dubbed the Belmont Jewel because the 1.5-mile race is considered the “third jewel” of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Breeze is the latest racetrack drink, having replaced the Belmont Breeze in 2012.

Here’s how to make the Belmont Jewel:


  • 1.5 oz of Knob Creek bourbon
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • 1 oz pomegranate

Shake vigorously with ice and serve in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with red cherry or a lemon twist.


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