The Belmont Jewel Gets A Lushworthy Makeover With Help From Maker’s Mark

The Belmont Jewel

Hey folks! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. In addition to sharing a few drinks with friends at the Atlanta Jazz Fest, I was also hard at work brainstorming cocktail ideas for a #TrifectaChallenge I was invited to take part in by Maker’s Mark.

We were tasked with creating our own rendition of The Belmont Jewel (bourbon, pomegranate juice, and lemonade). I hate to admit it, but prior to this challenge I had never tried The Belmont Jewel cocktail before. I’m clearly sleeping on pomegranate juice as a mixer. It’s pretty amazing. And I’m all for anything with lemonade.

My rendition of The Belmont Jewel, which I’ve dubbed The Cloud Jewel,¬†keeps to the standard recipe, but with a few quirky changes. I didn’t want to stray too far from the original flavor since it’s pretty delicious. Bourbon and pomegranate juice are both present. But I opted for fresh lemon juice instead of lemonade. And for my quirky addition, I added a cotton candy garnish, which you can add to your cocktail to¬†sweeten up things.

Check out the recipe to The Cloud Jewel, below. And be sure to check out the Maker’s Mark Instagram page on June 1 to vote for my cocktail!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz. Maker’s Mark
4 oz. Pomegranate Juice
A Generous Squeeze Of Fresh Lemon Juice
Cotton Candy

DIRECTIONS

Combine Maker’s Mark and pomegranate juice in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with ice. Add a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Garnish with a piece of cotton candy. After serving, take your cotton candy garnish and dip baby, dip.

Samples, and no compensation, were provided for this post.

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