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2024 Belmont Jewel Contest

Try Saratoga's version of The Belmont Jewel during The Belmont Jewel: Saratoga Edition drink contest. Traditionally made with Bourbon, lemonade, and pomegranate juice, we've asked our members to create their own version of the iconic drink using whatever ingredients they'd like! The contest will take place from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 19 where you can try as many Belmont Jewels as you want but don't forget to vote! You can vote for Most Creative, Most Recommendable, and Best Belmont Jewel. Those who check in on the Discover Saratoga mobile app at 5 places, earn a FREE limited edition koozie available for pickup at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Visitor Center or the Discover Saratoga office, 60 Railroad place, Suite 301.

Sip and vote for these participants!

Bocage Champagne Bar

The Belmont Spritz

Rye Whiskey, pomegranate juice, lemonade, sparkling wine, club soda, garnished with orange peel and mint 

Boca Bistro

Belmont Pom Jewel

Bourbon, Pom Liquor, lemon, simple syrup, mint & lemon garnish

Bookmakers at The Holiday Inn

Belmont Amethyst Jewel

Whiskey, lemonade, pomegranate-blueberry simple syrup, garnished with a lemon wheel and a sprig of mint

Chez Pierre Restaurant

Le Bijou de Belmont

Fresh lemon simple syrup, elderflower liqueur, Bourbon, chilled over large ice cube, finished with a lemon twist

Chianti il Ristorante

Belmont Jewel Old Fashion

Bourbon, sugar cube, dash of bitters, splash of water, muddled lemon slice and pomegranate seeds, lemon peel and white carnation garnish

Forno Bistro

Belmont Blue Diamond

Redemption Bourbon, sage simple syrup, blueberry juice, sage and blueberry garnish

Hattie's Restaurant

Bourbon Street Jewel

Bourbon, Meyer lemon apertif, splash of lemon seltzer

Harvey's Restaurant & Bar

Better than Belmont

Bourbon, something sweet, something tangy, and something else. You'll find out.

Ice House Bar & Grill

Bourbon Arnold Palmer: Smooth bourbon, refreshing lemonade, and classic iced tea, a delightful twist on a timeless favorite

BlackBerry Smash: Lemon juice, fresh blackberries and Chambord smashed together with special simple syrup, citrus bitters and Redemption Bourbon

Shirley's Diner

Spot Coffee

Spot Jewel

House Made Lemonade, Rishi Black Iced Tea, Monin Pomegranate Syrup

The Brick at 2 West

Starting Gate: Cherry Vodka, Peach Nectar, lemon juice, grenadine, ginger ale

Last Furlong: Bourbon, Blackberry Purse, lemonade, mint 

The Coat Room

Big Red

Bourbon, Pomegranate liqueur, Yuzu liqueur, Lemon, topped with pomegranate foam, lemon zest 

The Local Pub & Teahouse

The Local Jewel

Bourbon, watermelon juice, lemonade, garnished with a watermelon cube

The Misfit

The Belmont Sour

Bourbon, pomegranate juice, egg white, lemon juice, simple syrup

The Night Owl

The Doctors Orders

Bourbon, apple, mint, lemon