In British horse racing, each race horse owner must register at least one, unique set of colors (or ‘silks’). This enables punters (the person who places a bet) and stewards (people in charge of the event) to quickly identify horses and who they belong to.
As you plan your Kentucky Derby celebrations, here’s a highly colorful signature cocktail to help you stand out from the crowd.
Godolphin’s Royal Blue Martini
- 1 oz. vodka or gin
- 1 oz. blue curacao
- ½ oz. fresh sour orange juice
- ¼ oz. white cranberry juice
- Olives for garnish
- Granulated orange sugar for rim
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add all spirits and juice ingredients and shake. Wipe an orange slice over a chilled glass rim, and dip into sugar to create the rim. Set aside.
Strain the drink into your sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with olives and serve.