The 146th Belmont Stakes could bring California Chrome the Triple Crown. It already has brought you the Blueberry Belmont.
This colorful cocktail was created at Marble Modern American Steakhouse in Floral Park by bar manager Doug Brickel and chef Matt Corbett. It's a vodka drink. They use Lucky Dog.
May you be one, too, at the finish.
14 fresh blueberries, 2 sprigs thyme (one to muddle, one to garnish), 3 ounces Lucky Dog Vodka, one-and-one-quarter ounces simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water), three-quarters ounce fresh lemon juice, one-quarter ounce fresh lime juice, 1 dash peach bitters, ice.
How to make it:
Muddle 12 blueberries, 1 sprig thyme and 1dash peach bitters in a pint glass. Add ice, vodka, simple syrup and citrus juices. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a double-size, Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with the remaining thyme sprig and blueberries. Serve immediately.
Marble Modern American Steakhouse, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666.