Couper took these photos for Captain Morgan for the Kentucky Derby this weekend. So proud of his work! Chef Hugh Acheson was behind the recipe and I thought it would be fun to share it with you. It's a nod to a mint julep, a derby classic. Here's the recipe if you want to make one while you watch the run for the roses.
1 Teaspoon fresh mint, torn into pieces
1½ oz Captain Morgan White Rum
½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ ozRose Water-infused Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
Fresh mint, muddled
1 Cucumber spear
Rose Simple Syrup: Add one cup of hot water to the sugar and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the rose water, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate the syrup until ready to use.
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.
Rose Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon rosewater
Add one cup of hot water to the sugar and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the tsp. rose water, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate the syrup until ready to use.