Cooking Time: 7 min Servings: 20
2 c sugar
2 c water
Sprigs of fresh mint
½ c Olive Scene Lemon Grass Mint Balsamic Vinegar
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.
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.