Welcome to my report on the drink that I made today. This is the drink chosen for October 3rd. I made this drink, because today they ran a postponed horse race that was originally scheduled for May. If you want to make this drink, then join me as we stand and make The Preakness.
The Preakness is a horse race held at Pimlico Park in Baltimore, Maryland. This drink, which shares its name, was created in 1936 at Baltimore’s Emerson Hotel and is traditionally served on this day. Normally, the race is held in May, but had to be postponed till today. It was very close, but a brown horse named Swiss Skydiver won the race. The horse did not have a parachute and was not even from Switzerland. The jockey, who was very good at holding on, wore red and blue. The weather was nice.
To make the drink, pour 1 1/2 ounces of rye whiskey, like James E. Pepper 1776 into a mixing cup. Then pour 3/4 of an ounce of sweet vermouth, 1/2 an ounce of Dom Benedictine and 2 stabs of angostura bitters. Add ice and stir while listening to “Fugue for Tinhorns“ from Guys and Dolls. Strain into a chilled coupe and express a lemon peel over the drink before garnishing with a Luxardo cherry.
This drink tastes pretty good. It is just like a drink called a Manhattan, except it is sweeter and has Benedictine. It still tastes a lot like cold rye whiskey though.
This has been my report on the famous horse racing drink called The Preakness. I hope you have learned a lot about horses who ran in a race today and the people who drank while watching them. Maybe someday you could get drunk and ride a horse, if you believe in yourself. I hope that you can. It is also my sincere hope that you stay safe, stay hydrated and stay sane, my friends.