Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Belmont Stakes...Gallagher's Belmont Breeze

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The Belmont Stakes is the final leg of the Triple Crown and will be run this Saturday at Belmont Park, New York.  The official drink is the Belmont Breeze and what better place to enjoy it than at one of New York's great steakhouses, Gallagher's.

Founded in 1927 at the height of Prohibition, Gallagher's soon became the place where famous and notorious New Yorkers could find a great steak and a stiff drink. After Prohibition ended in 1933, Gllagher's became more famous than ever primarily due to their exceptional steaks.  Aged for 21 days at a constant temperature of 36 degrees to ensure tenderness, their prime steaks are grilled over hickory coals. This combination of all-natural dry aging and hickory coals makes a steak you cannot find any place else in the New York area.

If you cannot make it to Gallagher's by post time on the day of the race, all it takes is a few ingredients to have an authentic Belmont Breeze at home.  Make this easy recipe for Clams Casino and you won't notice the difference!

Gallagher’s Belmont Breeze

1½ oz. Jack Daniel’s whiskey

¾ oz. Harvey’s Bristol Cream sherry

½ oz. lemon juice

1½ oz. orange juice

1 oz. simple syrup or sweet and sour mix

1½ oz. cranberry juice

7 Up

Club Soda

Strawberries or Lemon wedges


Shake the first 6 ingredients with ice. Top with half 7-Up and half club soda. Garnish with a strawberry or lemon wedge.

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