Kentucky Oaks Lily Drink

The Kentucky Oaks Lily Drink is an adorably fun and flavorful cocktail; made with refreshing ingredients like cranberry juice, lime juice, and Triple Sec, this drink is sure to cool you down on a hot, summer day. Of course, no Southern cocktail is complete without a splash of Tito's Handmade Vodka, and this blushing pink drink calls for a healthy pour of the tasty liquor. Why not a classic mint julep for the Kentucky Derby, you may ask? The oaks lily cocktail is actually the signature drink of the Kentucky Oaks, the race that takes place the day before the Kentucky Derby. Fun fact: it's a competition for the three-year-old thoroughbred fillies (female horses). Each year, the iconic racetrack is adorned in shades of pink to increase breast cancer awareness, and the rosy Kentucky Oaks Lily Drink furthers that theme. That's a cause we'll gladly raise our class to. Cheers, y'all!


  • 3 ounces cranberry juice

  • 1 ½ ounces Tito's Handmade Vodka (or vodka brand of choice)

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • 1/5 ounce Triple Sec

  • Ice, crushed


  1. Add cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice; add Tito's Handmade Vodka, Triple Sec, and lime juice.

  2. Cover shaker with lid; shake vigorously until chilled. Strain drink into a glass of crushed ice.

    Kentucky Oaks Lily Drink
    Southern Living
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