Strawberry Mint Julep
We love a mint julep in the warmer months and we also love adding The Higher Olive Balsamic Vinegars to our cocktails! We used Strawberry White Balsamic and fresh strawberries in this version, but you should definitely experiment with your favorite flavors. This recipe was adapted from a class mint julep recipe that we like over at Bon Appetit.
2 large fresh mint bunches
2 teaspoons (or more) powdered sugar
2 tablespoons We Olive Strawberry White Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup bourbon
4 tablespoons water
Sliced strawberries for garnish (optional)
In each of 4 short glasses, place 8 mint leaves, 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar and a 1/2 tablespoon of Strawberry White Balsamic Vinegar. Muddle, crushing mint to release oils. Add 1/2 cup (generous) crushed ice to each glass, then 1/4 cup bourbon, and 1 tablespoon water. Stir to blend, adding more powdered sugar if desired. Top each glass with several small sprigs of fresh mint and sliced strawberries if using.