When everyone thinks of the Kentucky Derby the first cocktail that comes to mind is the Mint Julep, but what about the Kentucky Oaks?  The Kentucky Oaks race is held at the historic Churchill Downs the first Friday of May. Guests are invited to wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research and education.   In 2006 the Oaks Lily was introduced.   This vodka and cranberry libation is as pretty to look at as it is to drink.  $1 for every Lily sold at the KY Oaks is donated to the Horses and Hope charity.  Luckily, you don’t have to attend the KY Oaks to enjoy!  Recipe shown below.

1oz Vodka

1/2oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2oz Simple Syrup

3oz Cranberry Juice

1 splash Orange Liquer