Mint Julep Sauce for Lobster Recipe image by Get Maine Lobster

Mint Julep Sauce for Lobster

Mint Julep is more than a drink, or a method for cooking lamb. It goes perfectly with freshly cooked lobster. Consider baking with whole lobsters or tails.


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon bourbon whiskey
  • 2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon whiskey


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.

Bake over lobster tails? CLICK HERE for tips on baking whole lobsters >