Yesterday at Pimlico, i had my first sip of Black Eyed Susan, their answer to mint julips, the traditional drink of Churchill Downs. Now, I love mint julips, but that little taste of Black Eyed Susan was truly the nectar of the gods. So, I searched Google with no luck for the recipe.
But I have more good luck than many people. My cousin, Patrick Noon, is a bartender. Not just any bartender. When Patrick worked at Murphy's Pub in Woodley Park, we was named Washingtonian Magazine's Irish Bartender of the Year! And a few minutes ago, out of nowhere, his wife sent me the recipe for my new favorite drink!
If you want to try one, here's the official Pimlico recipe:
- 1 part Cointreau
- 1 part Mount Gay rum
- 1 part Vodka
- Pineapple juice
- Orange juice
Fill a highball glass with shaved ice, add the booze, top it off with equal parts of fruit juice. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge or orange slice.
I'm on my way to the grocery store for some fruit juice!
Hmmm. What will Pat post later this evening?