The Breeders’ Cup, New York’s ‘21’ Club Partner on Cocktails

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Thoroughbred horse racing event the Breeders’ Cup has teamed up with venerable New York establishment ‘21’ Club on two official Breeders’ Cup cocktails. The Torrie Cup and the Garland, each named for an emblematic element of the Breeders’ Cup, made their debut at ‘21’ Club on Oct. 4.

A former speakeasy that in opened in 1930, ‘21’ has long been guarded by a group of ornamental jockeys on the balcony above the entrance, some of the best-known stables in American thoroughbred racing have donated the jockeys over the years. The restaurant’s mixologist Mark Tubridy created the Breeders’ Cup cocktails.

The bourbon-based Torrie Cup mixes mixed sweet vermouth, orange juice and lemonade for a crisp and tangy taste. The vodka-based Garland has a smooth and sweet finish, combining triple sec, honey green tea and lemon juice. It’s garnished with an edible purple flower, a nod to the signature color of the Breeders’ Cup.

In addition to ‘21’ Club, the Torrie Cup and the Garland will be served onsite at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 and 2 in Arcadia, CA, and at all future Breeders’ Cup events. A collaboration with Minibar Delivery enables home mixologists to order all of the recipes’ required ingredients. Here are the full recipes.

Torrie Cup 
1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark bourbon
¾ part Sweet vermouth
1½ parts Orange juice
2 parts Lemonade (Simply or Tropicana)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a fancy wine glass or goblet. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

1 part Tito’s Handmade vodka
1 part Triple Sec
1 part Honey-green tea (Honest or Pure Leaf)
½ part Fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with edible purple flowers.

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