Black-Eyed Susan Preakness Stakes cocktail: Recipe, how to make, ingredients, tradition, origin

The quest for the Triple Crown continues today, Saturday, May 18 with the 149th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Live coverage begins on NBC and Peacock at 4:30 PM ET. Be sure to tune into the early afternoon races on CNBC and Peacock at 1:30 PM.

Why is the Black-Eyed Susan the signature drink of the Preakness Stakes?

The official drink for the Kentucky Derby is the mint julep, however the cocktail of choice for the Preakness Stakes is the Black-Eyed Susan. The drink, created in 1973 by Harry Stevens who served as one of Pimlico’s longtime caterers, is named after Maryland’s state flower. See below for the recipe and make your 2024 Preakness Stakes watch-party an event your guests won’t want to miss.

What ingredients are in the Preakness Black Eyed Susan cocktail?

The Black-Eyed Susan cocktail contains bourbon whiskey, vodka, orange juice, peach schnapps, and sour mix. See below for the full recipe.

How to make the Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail:

Learn how to make your own Black-Eyed Susan with the Food Network’s recipe!

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps

  • 1 ounce bourbon whiskey

  • 1 ounce vodka

  • 2 ounces orange juice

  • 2 ounces sour mix

  • An orange slice and cherry for garnish

How to watch the 2024 Preakness Stakes:

  • Date: Today, Saturday, May 18

  • Time: 4:30 PM ET

  • Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland

  • TV Channel: NBC

  • Streaming: Peacock,, NBC Sports app

RELATED: How to watch, live stream the Black-Eyed Susan on Peacock

What other horse races are on this weekend?

Who won the 2024 Kentucky Derby?

Mystik Dan was crowned the winner of the 150th Kentucky Derby. It was the first Kentucky Derby victory for trainer Ken McPeek and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. Mystik Dan will attempt to win the second leg of the Triple Crown in the Preakness on Saturday.

RELATED: Mystik Dan wins 150th Kentucky Derby in photo finish

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What devices does Peacock support?

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Watch the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET on CNBC and moves to NBC from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET. You can also watch on, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.