Major Bailey #1

Major Bailey #1 Cocktail Photo

Drink Type: Cocktail



To a shaker filled with ice first muddle the mint leaves with Plymouth Gin then add; lime juice, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Shake with ice and fine strain into a glass half filled with crushed ice. Stir drink and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.

It may be difficult to choose the right libation this coming May 5. After all, it's Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day…but what if bourbon and tequila are a bit too rough and tough for your tastebuds? We've got the perfect solution with a minty cocktail that's perfect for entertaining.

2007 marks the 133rd year of the Kentucky Derby, but did you know that traditional thoroughbred racing actually began in England over 200 years ago? England also lays claim to the origins of the thoroughbred of white spirits - the renowned Plymouth Gin. Perfectly balanced and remarkably smooth, Plymouth Gin's rich heritage and classic sophistication makes it a timeless choice for savoring during this prestigious event.

The Kentucky Derby wouldn't be the same without a minty cocktail, so if you are looking for something other than the traditional Mint Julep, try a Major Bailey. Made with Plymouth Gin, this mouthwatering cocktail will be first to the finish line for Derby fans - and even for those who just come along for the parties…

Celebrate two distinguished traditions by toasting the Kentucky Derby with a Major Bailey.