Stockyard Pony Cocktail (Guest Post from Jelly Toast)

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Today, I am so excited to introduce you to my friend and fellow blogger Emily, of Jelly Toast. I had the pleasure of meeting Emily on our Ohio Egg Adventure, and she was just that–an absolute pleasure. Emily is kind, thoughtful, and ridiculously talented. Her blog combines gorgeous, inviting photos with family-friendly seasonal recipes.

I have no doubt after one visit to her blog you’ll be hooked! Her Peach Tea is going to be my constant companion this summer, and I’m saving this Slow Cooker Meat Sauce for a chilly fall day. Oh, and did I mention she makes a mean cocktail?

Today Emily is lending Neighborfood some of her mad cocktail making skills with this Stockyard Pony cocktail. Prepare to fall in love with this drink. Now, here’s Emily!

Stockyard Pony Cocktail from Jelly Toast

Hi Everyone! I’m Emily from Jelly Toast and I’m thrilled to be here at Neighbor Food while Courtney is away. Every Friday, I like to share a scrumptious cocktail recipe to get the weekend kicked off and this week I’ve got a fabulous bourbon cocktail: The Stockyard Pony. The sweet Campari and tangy lemon juice play wonderful with the rich bourbon and bitters.

I came across this lovely cocktail while visiting Columbus with the Ohio Poultry Association. I was there with Courtney and a few other bloggers exploring the city and learning all about incredible, edible eggs. During our progressive dinner through the German Village, we swung by G. Michael’s Bistro to enjoy a giant plate of fried chicken.

I kid you not, this plate of chicken was bigger than my head. And to go with my mountain of chicken, I couldn’t pass up ordering a cocktail. It was a special occasion, after all.

Stockyard Pony Cocktail

For some reason, this Stockyard Pony jumped off the menu at me. Maybe it was the bourbon, maybe it was the flamed orange peel or maybe it was simply the fact that the word “pony” was in the name. My mind was made up, I was getting myself a pony cocktail – er, I mean Stockyard Pony cocktail.

When it arrived I was in awe of it’s deep glowing orange color. After taking a sip I was even more smitten. The bourbon was strong, but warming as it went down and the sweet citrus lightened it up enough to save it from being too heavy.

All of that wrapped with a touch of sweetness from the simple syrup… In other words, it was delightful!

Stockyard Pony Cocktail-- Bourbon, lemon juice, and a flaming orange peel. What else you could ask for?

So this weekend, fire up the grill and mix yourself up a Stockyard Pony. Come to think of it, I think I’ll join you!

For a fun variation, you can try varying the sweetener with some Vanilla Simple Syrup or Lavender Simple Syrup if you prefer a more floral arrangement of flavors.

Stockyard pony cocktail featured in a glass with ice.

Stockyard Pony Cocktail

This classic Stockyard Pony Cocktail combine bourbon, Campari, lemon juice, and simple syrup for a warming citrus cocktail that's perfect any time of year.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounces Campari
  • 1/2 ounce Turbinado simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Flamed orange peel for garnish

For the simple syrup:

  • 1 cup Turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup water


For the simple syrup:

  • Place sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat mixture until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

For the cocktails:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add bourbon, Campari, simple syrup, bitters and lemon juice. Replace lid and shake until chilled. Strain into an ice filled glass and garnish with flamed orange peel.
Course Smoothies & Drinks
Cuisine American
Did You Make This Recipe?Leave a review, Mention @NeighborFoodie, or tag #neighborfoodies!

Recipe courtesy of Jelly Toast 

More Boozy Beverages!

For summertime refreshment, try our Iced Mint Green Tea Mojito. Channel your inner Anne of Green Gables with this Raspberry Cordial, or for something fizzier these Blueberry Mojito Mocktails or Peach Cherry Wine Slushies should do the trick!

Sangria more your speed? This Fall Sangria is a hit.

Or for a festive holiday season, our Easy Bourbon Eggnog or Bailey’s Irish Coffee should keep you warm by the fire. Or if you need a toasting refreshment, these Cranberry Mimosas are just right.


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