Finding the right cocktail to pair with an event can be a difficult task, especially when it has as much potential significance to a community as the Belmont Stakes with possibility every year to crown a triple crown winner. Luckily for us, some events have the good sense to have great bartenders come up with official cocktails, and the Belmont Stakes is such an event. So without further ado, let’s learn how to make the Belmont Jewel!
The Belmont Jewel
- 1.5 ounces Bourbon
- 2 ounces lemonade
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice (unsweetened)
- (optional) garnish with lemon
Making this cocktail couldn’t be simpler. Add all ingredients with a generous portion of ice to a shaker and shake until chilled and mixed. Then strain the cocktail into a highball glass over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel or wedge. If you don’t have any lemonade handy, I find it best to make your own. All you need is some sugar, lemons, water, and a little patience. Combine the ingredients in a mason jar, shake, and you have your own homemade lemonade. A sweet lemonade works quite well in this case and joins with the bourbon to balance the sour of the pomegranate juice. The best part of the Belmont Jewel is it is hardly only a cocktail that can be consumed during the Belmont Stakes, but anytime throughout the summer. It is also a great cocktail to make in large batches, so make pitcher, and sit back with some friends and enjoy the warm weather!
Total cost per drink? ~$1.34