How To Make A Black-Eyed Susan For The Preakness

The road to the Triple Crown is underway with the second race in the series, Preakness, taking place on May 18. 2023 Kentucky Derby winner Mage will be riding in the Preakness, making the horse-and-jockey duo eligible for the triple crown title.

Whether you watching the Preakness in person, live from your local bar, or at home, don’t forget to be dressed to impress. As far as drinks go, the Preakness’ signature cocktail is the Black-Eyed Susan. Read along for the recipe and let us know your thoughts on the drink at [email protected].

*This recipe is from The Spruce Eats. Visit the website here for recipe variations and more.


  • 1 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces sour mix
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • Cherry, for garnish


  • Gather ingredients.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the bourbon, vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and sour mix.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain over crushed ice into a tall glass.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and cherry. Serve and enjoy.

Photo credit: The Spruce Eats – Teena Agnel

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