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

1
Servings
1137
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
60g
86%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
135g
100%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
26µg
29%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
29g
100%
Folate, total
89µg
22%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
87mg
12%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
357mg
24%
Water
31g
1%

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.