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Cocktail of the Belmont Stakes: The Belmont Breeze

The Belmont Breeze Recipe - Signature Cocktail of the Belmont Stakes | Announcingit.comIn 1998, the traditional drink of the Belmont Stakes, the third and final race in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, was changed to the Belmont Breeze:


1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey

1/2 oz Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

1 1/2 oz fresh orange juice

splash of orange juice

splash of cranberry juice

Lemon-lime soda

Soda water or club soda

5 mint leaves

1 mint sprig

1 strawberry

1 orange or lemon slice



  • Combine first seven ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into chilled glass.
  • Top off with lemon-lime soda and soda water
  • Garnish with fresh mint sprig and orange or lemon slice, mint spring and strawberry.

Makes 1 drink.


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