How to Make a Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail

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As widely celebrated sports events pumping with a party atmosphere, each Triple Crown race comes with a signature cocktail. At the Preakness Stakes, the official drink is the Black-eyed Susan. Here is your guide to making this elegant cocktail so that you can impress your friends the next time you decide to throw a cocktail party.


  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces sour mix
  • 1 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 cherry


  1. Pour bourbon, peach schnapps, orange juice, sour mix, and vodka into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well before straining into a tall glass.
  3. Add crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry before serving.