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Pink Out! at Kentucky Oaks – Oaks Lily Drink Recipe @14HandsWine #14HandsDerby

Pink Out! at Kentucky Oaks - Oaks Lily Drink Recipe @14HandsWine #14HandsDerbyThe Kentucky Oaks® is a Grade I stakes race for three-year- old Thoroughbred fillies staged annually at Churchill Downs ® the day before the Kentucky Derby®. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink in honor of the Oaks official flower – the stargazer lily – and in support of Churchill Downs’ official partnerships with Bright Pink and Horses & Hope. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Pink Out! at Kentucky Oaks - Oaks Lily Drink Recipe @14HandsWine #14HandsDerby

During Kentucky Oaks Day, the historic racetrack is decorated in pink bunting and the more than 100,000 guests are asked to prominently incorporate pink into their attire in an effort to raise funds and drive national attention to the fight against breast and ovarian cancer.

Churchill Downs has partnered with Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.  Bright Pink’s innovative programs equip, educate, and empower young women to be proactive by reducing their risk or detecting these diseases at early, non life-threatening stages.

Pink Out! at Kentucky Oaks - Oaks Lily Drink Recipe @14HandsWine #14HandsDerbyThrough this partnership, Churchill Downs will donate $50,000 to Bright Pink, to be used towards the education, support, and empowerment of young women nationwide in prevention of breast and ovarian cancer. Churchill Downs invites Kentucky Oaks fans, like you, to donate, too! In addition to the online donations accepted here, donation stations will be located throughout the Churchill Down facility on Kentucky Oaks Day, so you can make a cash or check donation to Bright Pink and receive a pink ribbon to accessorize your Kentucky Oaks attire!

Furthermore, Churchill Downs will continue to support the mission of Horses & Hope, which is a regional organization that increases breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referrals among Kentucky horse industry workers and their families. Churchill Downs will donate $30,000 to Horses and Hope in addition to $1 for the sale of each Oaks Lily, the official drink of the Kentucky Oaks.

The Oaks Lily drink is a refreshingly tart drink served on Oaks Day only. You can make your own with the following recipe:Pink Out! at Kentucky Oaks - Oaks Lily Drink Recipe @14HandsWine #14HandsDerby

Oaks Lily Drink Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ oz. Grey Goose® Vodka
  • 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
  • ¼ oz Triple Sec
  • 3 oz. Cranberry Juice

Pink Out! at Kentucky Oaks - Oaks Lily Drink Recipe @14HandsWine #14HandsDerbyDirections

  1. Mix all ingredients with crushed ice.
  2. Garnish with a blackberry and lemon wedge.

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  1. Cyn

    Oooh. That sounds like a delicious cocktail! I love that blend of flavors in it.

  2. What an amazing experience! I love watching the races and that drink looks yummy!!

  3. Marzie

    Sounds yummy. But the cause is even better.

  4. Looks like a yummy refreshing drink. Thank you for the recipe. I will add this to my growing collection. 🙂

  5. What an awesome event. The drink looks yummy and refreshing. I would love to experience attending an event like this.

  6. That drink sounds delicious and refreshing! I will have to try this very soon!

  7. This sounds like such a great cause. It’s good to see such a big event raising money for charities. The Oaks Lily Drink sounds delicious and refreshing too.

  8. Kathy

    That drink looks really good. I may have to try your recipe out soon. I have never been to horse races before. I have always wanted to go though. It sounds like fun.

  9. I have never heard of this drink before!! Sounds perfect for watching the horse races, I haven’t done that in a while.

  10. Oh yum! I’ve never had a drink like that before, but it sounds (and looks!) delicious. Will definitely have to try it

  11. Here’s another drink that I’m pretty sure my husband would be drooling over once he sees it. 🙂 He loves having vodka occasionally.

  12. I haven’t been to a horse race in a decade. Looks like you had a blast.

  13. The drink sounds really scrumptious. Looks like a great day for a great cause

  14. I am so jealous! I’m a BIG horse lover and have always dreamed of going to the Kentucky Derby! What an amazing opportunity!

  15. Kendall

    That cocktail looks DELISH and it sounds like you had an amazing time! How fun!!

  16. Ann Bacciaglia

    This would be a great day to go to the track. I would love to see it all pink. That looks like a delicious drink.

  17. I haven’t been to a horse race. It sounds like fun though. That is awesome that they are helping raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. My MIL is a survivor.

  18. Definitely want to try this for our next party. Look delicious, I;m sure my guests will be so impressed with me. Thanks! 😛

  19. Looks like a delicious drink. Thank you for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  20. This is my kind of drink because Grey Goose is my go-to vodka. I will have to bookmark this for my birthday gathering with my friends. Thanks for sharing. – Yolo

  21. I have never watch a horse ace before and it looks so mu0ch fun! I would like to try the cocktail!

  22. Louisville, Kentucky is one of my favorite haunts, but I have never been to Churchill Downs before. It’s definitely on my list of things to do, though!

  23. That seems like a really nice drink! I love anything with cranberry juice.

  24. I would love to visit Kentucky during racing season, I grew up with horses and adore them.Plus, that drink looks divine!

  25. The Oaks Lilly Drink looks awesome. Pinning and tasting later!! Yum!

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