Some of you have asked what I’m drinking today for the Kentucky Derby. It just happens that our friends at Captain Morgan sent over a shipment this week with ingredients to make their new Derby drink, the Mint Mutiny.
Going to a Derby party and want to act like a bartending badass? Carefully read these directions. Sit back and wait for the ladies to request these all night long. Thank me tomorrow morning.
Mint Mutiny Created by Hugh Acheson
1-teaspoon fresh mint, torn into pieces
1½ ounces Captain Morgan White Rum
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ ounce Rose Water-infused Simple Syrup
Fresh mint, muddled
1 cucumber spear
Directions: Fill a julep glass with crushed ice. Stir in the torn mint. Add the Captain Morgan White Rum, lemon juice, Rose Simple Syrup and then fill with club soda until the cup is almost full. Top the cup with a mound of more crushed ice and garnish with a cucumber spear. Rub the mint sprig between your palms to express the natural oil and garnish with the cucumber. Serve with a straw.
[via Captain Morgan USA]