Black-Eyed Susan

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Sunday, May 7, 2006

Just as the Kentucky Derby has an official drink (the mint julep) so too does the Preakness. Named for the official flower of Maryland, the black-eyed Susan is the cocktail of choice on Preakness day. There are a number of variations on the recipe, but here's one we put to the test that came through with flying colors.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup vodka
1 1/4 cup light rum
3/4 cup triple sec
Juice from one lime
4 cups orange juice
4 cups pineapple juice
Lime slices or maraschino cherries (optional)

Chill all ingredients. Combine in a punch bowl. Serve over crushed or chipped ice in tall glasses or punch glasses. Makes 10 large or 20 small servings. Garnish, if you prefer, with a slice of lime and/or a maraschino cherry.

Per serving (based on 20 servings): 144 calories, trace gm protein, 15 gm carbohydrates, trace gm fat, 0 mg cholesterol, trace gm saturated fat, 2 mg sodium, trace gm dietary fiber. Recipe tested by Joe Heim; e-mail questions to http://sundaysource@washpost.com.


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