With the NZ Millennium Cup Welcome Function about to start, there was one annual tradition which needed to be observed - the Mount Gay Welcome cocktail.
Each year Mount Gay creates a series of cocktails for the Cup, setting the tone and inviting owners, guests and crew to enjoy the regatta's on-land events. This year's welcome function cocktail paid homage to the wild and varied history of Russell.
Named Missionary's Downfall, this minty mix was a nod to Russell's early European reputation as the hell hole of the Pacific.
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