Living life between the barrel staves in Bourbon Country

Running with the Boys Cocktail

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The Derby Day Sleeper cocktail went over so well we decided to create another concoction for this afternoon’s running of the Preakness. In addition to watching the racing at Pimlico today, we are neck deep in preparations for tomorrow’s 43rd running of the High Hope Steeplechase in Lexington.

I’ll start to breathe easier as soon as the shipment of crawfish and alligator arrive from Louisiana.

Running with the Boys Cocktail

  • 2 oz blackberry juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (optional, makes a sweeter and less tart cocktail)
  • 1 oz Vanilla Rum
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, strain into chilled Martini glasses. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.

While I was playing bartender last night, my High Hope co-chef Charlotte was busy making chicken stock for the Creole Gumbo we’re serving tomorrow. It smells every bit as good as it looks. More High Hope culinary updates to come as the day and night progress.

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