Woodford Reserve is the official Bourbon of today’s the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, Elmont, NY. So if you are in Equestrian spirit, here is the recipe for the Belmont Stakes signature drink called the “Belmont Jewel” that you can toast to the winning horse – Trappe Shot.
Woodford Reserve also sponsored the race immediately preceding the running of today’s Belmont Stakes. Named the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap, the 1 1/4th mile turf race carries a purse of $400,000 and is for three-year-olds and up. The Manhattan Handicap was inaugurated at Morris Park in 1896 and is named after the principal borough of New York City.
Woodford Reserve Belmont Jewel
Official Cocktail of the Belmont Stakes
– Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge or cherry.
Trappe Shot, a 4-year-old colt by Tapit , cut the corner quickly at Belmont Park and turned the True North Handicap into a laugher, winning by 8 1/2 lengths. The Florida-bred covered the six furlongs over the muddy Belmont strip in a snappy 1:08.86.
The Woodford Reserve Belmont Jewel was available in the clubhouse on the second floor near the Player’s Club at Belmont Park, on the clubhouse third floor next to the food court, in the grandstand on the second floor near the escalators and at Backyard Brews in the Belmont Park Backyard and NOW you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home with the recipe using Woodford Reserve Bourbon found on BourbonBlog.com