Two LI Spirits recipes for Belmont Stakes inspired cocktails

Make a Belmont Blossom with LiV vodka, organic lemonade and . (Credit: Courtest Long Island Spirits)

Make a Belmont Blossom with LiV vodka, strawberry sorbetta liqueur and organic lemonade. (Credit: Courtest Long Island Spirits)

The Belmont Stakes is this evening, which means bourbon-infused drinks are in order as racing fans root for California Chrome to take the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

Here are two drink recipes for yummy cocktails to sip as the three-year-old colt runs the Test of Champion tonight at 6:52 p.m., courtesy of Long Island Spirits.

Stop by the Baiting Hollow tasting room to pick up the ingredients before the big race.

Belmont Blossom:

1 part LiV original potato vodka

1/2 part Strawberry Sorbette liqeur

2 parts organic lemonade

Shake and pour over ice. Rim glass with sugar.

Triple Mint:

2.5 oz Rough Rider straight bourbon

4 mint leaves

1 tsp. powdered sugar

2 tsp. water

Muddle sugar, mint and water. Add bourbon and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glas over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.