So instead of apologizing, let's celebrate the fact that I'm back just in time for California Chrome's bid for a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.
Unlike the Kentucky Derby, which has the classic Mint Julep, the Belmont Stakes sort of has an identity crisis when it comes to the race's official cocktail. For the last two years, the official drink has been the "Belmont Jewel," which is bourbon, lemonade and pomegranate. Before that, it was the "Belmont Breeze," which calls for bourbon, sherry, orange, cranberry and mint. And up until 1998, it was the White Carnation (significant because of the flowers that adorn the winner). The ingredients for that drink are: orange juice, vodka, peach schnapps, soda water and a splash of cream garnished with orange slices.
So when BLS asked me to come up with a jello shot version fitting of a Triple Crown bid, I just had to go OG. Plus, it tastes sort of like a fuzzy navel, which is a win in my book. Good luck to California Chrome and click here to head over to Busch League Sports for the recipe!