Balsamic Mint Julep Cocktail

Cooking Time: 7 min    Servings: 20

No Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep, which has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.

Ours is updated with a splash of our Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic Vinegar for a bit of sparkle and tart.



  1. Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes to dissolve the sugar completely.

  2. Add the balsamic vinegar and simmer 2 more minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and add 5-6 sprigs of sprigs of fresh mint.

  4. Cool, then refrigerate overnight.

  5. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one-tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Kentucky Bourbon.

  6. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.

  7. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.