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Make The Perfect Finnish Mule For Derby Day With Finlandia Vodka


Finlandia, The Offical Vodka Of the Kentucky Derby And Churchill Downs, Shares Some Fancy Drink Recipes

By Margaret Ransom

Friday is known as “Ladies Day” at Churchill Downs, and everyone attending the races celebrates by wearing pink and cheering on the girls in the feature of the day, the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). And For the 11th year, the Survivors Parade – a march of 145 breast and ovarian cancer survivors – will once again take place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack immediately before the Oaks.

And what better what to celebrate both the Oaks fillies and breast/ovarian cancer survivors than with some fancy pink drinks, sponsored by Finlandia Vodka, the official vodka sponsor for the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs?

Finlandia brings you the perfect batch of classic sips and alternative concoctions to entertain any group on Oaks and Derby Day. With recipes for everyone, Finlandia is the centerpiece for some exciting and and delicious cocktails, including The Finlandia Oaks Lily – the Official Drink of he Kentucky Oaks. Or to celebrate the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, maybe switch things up a bit and make a Finnish Mule, an alternative to the celebrated Mint Julep for people who prefer vodka.

So whether you’re in attendance under the Twin Spires or at home watching on the big-screen, be a part of the fun with these Finlandia drinks.

Finlandia Oaks Lily

The Finlandia Oaks Lily®
The Official Drink of the Kentucky Oaks

1 ¼ oz. Finlandia Classic Vodka
1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
¼ oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Cranberry Juice

Combine ingredients over crushed ice in an Official Oaks Lily souvenir glass. Garnish with a fresh blackberry and lemon peel.



Finnish Line

The Finnish Line

1 ¼ oz. Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka
4 oz. Sparkling Grapefruit Water
Grapefruit Slice

Combine ingredients over crushed ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.





Finnish Mule

Finnish Mule     

1 oz. Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka
3 oz. Ginger Beer
¼ oz. Lime Juice

Mix ingredients in an ice-filled copper mug. Garnish with a cucumber slice, lime wedge and ginger stick.