Toast of the Track: Official Black-Eyed Susan Recipe

Toast of the Track: Official Black-Eyed Susan Recipe

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15: The Kentucky Derby may have the Mint Julep, but in Baltimore, the Preakness Stakes is all about the Black-Eyed Susan cocktail. Available for purchase at the race track, and enjoyed by fans in their homes, the Black-Eyed Susan weaves in fresh, juice flavors and elderflower balanced out by Finlandia Vodka, the Official Vodka of the 140th Preakness Stakes. This recipe, created by Finlandia’s Global mixologist, Pekka Pellinen is a simpler, fresher version of the traditional cocktail.

Black-Eyed Susan

1 1/2 oz. FINLANDIA vodka
1/2 oz. St. Germain liqueur
2 oz. pineapple juice
1/4 oz. lime juice
3/4 oz. orange juice

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into a high ball glass and garnish with an orange wedge.

     Tim Laird, America’s C.E.O., (Chief Entertaining Officer) in town for Preakness week to showcase Preakness Party ideas. Tim Laird is an authority on entertaining with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. A connoisseur of fine wines, spirits and champagnes, Tim is also a gourmet chef and a master at entertaining and execution. He makes hundreds of appearances a year on radio and television programs and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends,The Tonight Show; ABC World News Now and the CNN, FOX News and CNBC networks. Tim also hosts three weekly television shows in his home state of Kentucky - Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs, Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live and Secrets of Resort Chefs. Let him mix up a party for your media audience!

About Finlandia Vodka

Finlandia Vodka was one of the first premium vodkas to introduce flavors from nature in 1994 with the launch of Cranberry. Since then, Finlandia has introduced several fresh tasting flavors to the portfolio and many of them can be enjoyed at Pimlico Race Course throughout the week of Preakness festivities in the infield Crush bars.