The Preakness Cocktail was invented in 1936 by a chap that went by the name of George who was the head bartender at Baltimore's Emerson Hotel. The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the AmericanHorse Race known as the Triple Crown and is held on the third Saturday in May at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. As the story goes, George was the winner of a contest to come up with a signature cocktail for the first Preakness Ball that was held in 1936.
This jellys is a version of that 1936 cocktail and is made with a s splash of herbal Bénédictine that gives and added complexity.
THE PREAKNESS COCKTAIL
American rye whiskey,Sweet vermouth, Bénédictine,Angostura bitters, Sugar and Pectin