Hugh Acheson's Mint Mutiny Recipe

Hugh Acheson's Mint Mutiny Recipe
Taylor Strategy

In collaboration with Captain Morgan, celebrity chef Hugh Acheson created a special Derby-day twist on the classic Mint Julep. The Mint Mutiny will be the featured drink at the 2014 Fillies and Stallions Derby Eve party

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Ingredients

Rose simple syrup

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon rosewater

Mint Mutiny

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Captain Morgan White Rum
  • 1/2 Ounce rose simple syrup
  • 1 mint sprig
  • Club Soda
  • crushed ice
  • 1 cucumber spear
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh mint, torn into pieces
  • 1/2 Ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

Rose simple syrup

Add one cup of hot water to the sufar and stir until the sufar is completely dissolved. Add the rose water, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate the syrup until ready to use. 

Mint Mutiny

Fill a julep cup with crushed ice. Stir in the torn mint. Add the Captain Morgan White Rum, lemon juice, rose simple syrup, and then full 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. 

Mint Shopping Tip

Keep both fresh herbs and dried herbs on hand. Dry herbs will last a long time, while fresh herbs have a short shelf-life.

Mint Cooking Tip

If you want the flavor of herbs in your food without the actual pieces, wrap them in cheese cloth and cook; discard before eating.