If you’re a lover of booze then there’s a good chance that you’re all for sipping on a classic cocktail. I love a great classic cocktail too, but every now and then it’s nice to switch things up a bit and revamp a classic. And Hugh Acheson of Empire State South (ATL represent!) has done just that with his “Mint Mutiny” cocktail. The “Mint Mutiny” was created just in time for this weekend’s Kentucky Derby and as you’ve probably guessed, it serves as a remix to the classic “Mint Julep.”
The folks over at Captain Morgan, which serves as the primary ingredient in the “Mint Mutiny” sent over a kit for making Acheson’s cocktail and also invited me to take part in their #MintMutiny Twitter competition. Basically, whichever blogger receives the most #MintMutiny retweets will receive a trip to either the Belmont Stakes or Preakness Stakes.
You can find both the “Mint Mutiny” recipe and one of my #MintMutiny tweets below (for easy retweeting).
Drink Recipe: @CaptainMorganUS & @HughAcheson (of @ESSouth) Set The Stage For A #MintMutiny http://t.co/QH98wK0B2y #KentuckyDerby
— Lushworthy (@Lushworthy) May 2, 2014
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
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.
I’m definitely excited about taking part in yet another Kentucky Derby-themed blogger contest and would love it if you guys could help me out with some retweets!
Photo By Couper Cox
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