Captain Morgan’s history is deeply rooted in tradition so it makes perfect sense that they have created a new and bold drink perfect for the Kentucky Derby. The Derby is widely considered the best 2 minutes in sports and the Mint Julep has always been the go-to drink and staple of the race and most major horse racing events. Now there’s a new challenger on the scene and her name is Mint Mutiny.
To be all the way real, the traditional Mint Julep is delicious, but the Mint Mutiny is like the Julep 2.0. I made this drink myself earlier today and it was amazing. I am a big fan of any drink that include fresh lime juice, simple syrup or cucumber, those combinations of ingredients always make for a refreshing drink. Check out the recipe below:
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. Add the Captain Morgan White Rum, lemon juice, Rose Simple Syrup, and then fill with club soda until the glass is almost full. Top the glass with a mound of more crushed ice and garnish with a cucumber spear and mint sprig.
In more Captain Morgan news, The brand, looking to secure a horse fit for the Captain, will offer to match the winning horse’s earnings if it goes on to win the Triple Crown. In exchange, the owner must provide the brand exclusive rights to the winner’s chosen offspring, which it will name Captain’s Cola. If the owner agrees to the exchange, Captain Morgan will match the horse’s Triple Crown earnings – totaling more than $3 million. As the owner, Captain Morgan will look to its crew of followers to be a part of the foal’s journey. Acting as owner and managing director of the foal, the brand will one day look to turn over the horse’s shares to its fans.
“Captain Morgan accomplished the impossible – dodging foes and amassing a fleet of ships over his long career,” said Tom Herbst, Vice President of Marketing, Rums for Diageo North America. “The one thing missing from his fleet is a thoroughbred horse. And of course, not just any horse will do – only the best in the world is fit for the Captain.”