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.
2 cup sugar
2 cup water
Sprigs of fresh mint
Silver Julep Cups
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes to dissolve the sugar completely.
Add the balsamic vinegar and simmer 2 more minutes.
Remove from heat and add 5-6 sprigs of sprigs of fresh mint.
Cool, then refrigerate overnight.
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.
Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.