Balsamic Mint Julep

Cooking Time: 7 min    Servings: 20

Products needed:

Lemongrass Mint Balsamic Vinegar


  • 2 c sugar 
  • 2 c water
  • Sprigs of fresh mint
  • ½ c Olive Scene Lemon Grass Mint Balsamic Vinegar
  • Crushed ice
  • Kentucky Bourbon 
  • Silver Julep Cups


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.