Here is a little trivia about the three races:
The name "furlong" dates back to early Anglo-Saxon times, it originally referred to the length of the furrow in one acre of ploughed (plowed USA) open field.
Kentucky Derby: 1 1/4 miles = 10 furlongs
The Preakness Stakes: 1 3/16 miles = 9 1/2 furlongs
The Belmont Stakes: 1 1/2 miles = 12 furlongs
One furlong = 1/8 mile
1 T sugar or you can use Stevia Extract
½ cup pomegranate juice
4 dashes lemon bitters or unflavored bitters
1 cup Maker's Mark bourbon or your favorite bourbon
In a pitcher, stir together the lemon juice with the sugar or Stevia, until dissolved.
Add the pomegranate juice, bitters, and bourbon.
Fill four glass half full with pounded or crushed ice
Divide mixture between the four glass.
Garnish with a twist of lemon.
Makes 4 drinks