Toast the Virginia Derby With a Virginia Belle

What’s the best way to celebrate the Virginia Derby on Saturday? With a Virginia Belle made with Virginia’s own Belle Vodka, of course!

Here’s how to mix up the perfect cocktail to toast the biggest horse race in the Commonwealth:

The Virginia Belle

  • 1.5 oz. Belle Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Apple Pucker
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • 2 oz. ginger beer
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • .5 oz. lemon juice

Stir, serve over ice, garnish with a thin slice of apple and a fresh sprig of basil, and enjoy!