While the Kentucky Derby is famous for its gorgeous ladies of the south in their one of a kind hats, we can’t forget about the parties. Whether you are hosting your own Derby party, stepping out to meet up with some friends, or relaxing in the grandstands Churchill Downs, you must have the right drink and Jersey Girl Sports has you covered.
Our new favorite Derby inspired drink is called Mint Mutiny created by Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson.
Check out this easy to make recipe…
- crushed ice
- 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
- Club Soda
- 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.
While we are enjoying a glass of the Mint Mutiny, the Captain Morgan brand announced its offer to match the winning horse’s earnings if it goes on to win the Triple Crown, which is considered to be the greatest accomplishment in Thoroughbred racing. In exchange, the champion’s owner must provide the brand with exclusive rights to the horse’s offspring, which will be named Captain’s Cola. If the owner agrees, the brand will match the horse’s earnings – more than $3 million. How cool is that!
So let’s pass the word along about the hottest, coolest drink for your Derby party or outing the Mint Mutiny.
Don’t forget to drink responsibly!
Your Jersey Girlfriend,