Black-Eye Rye Cocktail

Serves 1

A take on a Black-Eyed Susan, the official drink of Maryland’s biggest sporting event—the Preakness Stakes


    • 1 1/2 oz Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey

    • 3 oz of ginger beer

    • 1/2 oz lime juice

    • 3/4 oz Blackberry Simple Syrup*

    • Garnishes: Mint leaves, fresh blackberries


  1. Shake and double strain into a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint sprig and three skewered blackberries


  2. * Blackberry Simple Syrup: Mix equal parts water, sugar, and blackberries in a pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Chill overnight and strain. You can also purchase this pre-made here.

Recipe courtesy Sagamore Spirit.