It’s Derby weekend and with all the excitement that comes along with one of the most prestigious horse races, Captain Morgan has announced an unprecedented offer.
The brand, looking to secure a horse fit for the Captain, will offer to match the winning horse’s earnings if it goes on to win the Triple Crown. In exchange, the owner must provide the brand exclusive rights to the winner’s chosen offspring, which it will name Captain’s Cola.
If the owner agrees to the exchange, Captain Morgan will match the horse’s Triple Crown earnings – totaling more than $3 million. As the owner, Captain Morgan will look to its crew of followers to be a part of the foal’s journey. Acting as owner and managing director of the foal, the brand will one day look to turn over the horse’s shares to its fans.
This is a pretty cool idea. And for those of you having Derby parties and want to make an alternative to the traditional Mint Julep, Captain Morgan’s Mint Mutiny is an incredible option. You can find the recipe below and thank me later.
· 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.