Mint Julep Sauce

The classic English mint sauce meets the American South in this sauce perfect for lamb, fish, and vegetables.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 cups


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot

  • 1 ½ cups white balsamic vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons bourbon whiskey

  • 2 cups chopped fresh mint leaves

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon whiskey


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook the shallot in the melted butter until softened, about 5 minutes. Pour the vinegar, water, and 3 tablespoons of the bourbon into the saucepan; stir the mint and sugar into the liquid until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil; immediately remove from heat and allow the mixture to steep for about 15 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Stir 1 tablespoon bourbon into the sauce to finish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

51 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.