Ladies and gentlemen, take note; the highly competitive horse racing season will culminate on May 2nd at the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, where the most determined horse and it’s jockey will be crowned king of the racetrack.
In proper fashion, attendees will once again join Grey Goose® Vodka in its 11th supporting year, sporting fashionable cocktails with a twist of class (and hopefully luck) as they make their bets in the hopes of winning riches.
Two fine tipples await, named specifically for this time of year, the King’s Horses and Grey Goose® Oaks Lily will tingle your tastebuds, leaving you feeling refreshed, chilled and ready to cheer on your favorite horse. Even if you’re not attending, you can make these super-premium Grey Goose® cocktails from the comfort of your very own living room.
The nobly-inspired cocktail, All the King’s Horses, is an ode to seven-time Eclipse Award winner and Outstanding Trainer of the Year, “The King” Todd Pletcher. Made with Grey Goose® Le Melon, the refreshing cocktail offers a unique pairing of fresh grapefruit juice and spicy jalapeno.
In keeping with true tradition, Grey Goose® Oaks Lily cocktail will also not disappoint. Named as the official cocktail of the Kentucky Oaks races, the creative concoction is served in a commemorative glass, highlighting Grey Goose® Vodka with cranberry juice, orange liquor and a blackberry and lemon garnish. What’s more: a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the GREY GOOSE® Oaks Lily will benefit Horses and Hope, a unique breast cancer initiative that builds awareness, education and early detection in the hopes of bringing an end to cancer once and for all.
So noble folk, transport yourself to the racetrack by throwing a Kentucky Derby fête, donning your favorite Derby hat and mixing up one of these exquisite cocktails as you watch the most anticipated horse race of the year. Here’s to your riches!
ALL THE KING’S HORSES
1 ½ Oz Grey Goose® Le Melon
1 Oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Oz St. Germain
Method: Muddle one slice jalapeno in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice and top with soda and jalapeno garnish.
GREY GOOSE OAKS LILY
1 Oz Grey Goose® Vodka
½ Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ Oz Simple Syrup
3 Oz Cranberry Juice
Splash of Orange Liquor
Method: Fill glass slightly above rim with cubed ice. Pour ingredients in order listed to ½ inch from top of glass. Stir slowly and present with a fresh blackberry and a slice of lemon