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Country Boy on the Rocks

Photo: Peter Frank Edwards; Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Active time 5 mins
Total time 1 hr, 5 mins

Serves 10 (serving size: 1 (16-oz.) cocktail)

Made with strong tea that's typically steeped on the dock in the morning sun (however you can also brew the tea as you normally would), this refreshing elixir is dangerously easy to sip, and can be made with your favorite bourbon. We used Maker's Mark. Be sure to remember to mix and chill the tea and lemonade, as this cocktail's best enjoyed on the rocks with no melty ice in sight. 


  • 32 ounces (1 qt.) unsweetened brewed black tea (such as Luzianne or Lipton)
  • 32 ounces (1 qt.) lemonade
  • 20 ounces (2 1/2 cups) bourbon
  • 1 bunch (or 1 [4-oz.] pkg.) fresh mint sprigs
  • 2 lemons, sliced into rounds

How to Make It

  1. Stir together tea and lemonade in a pitcher, and chill until very cold, about 1 hour. To assemble each drink, fill a 16-ounce glass two-thirds full with ice. Add 2 ounces bourbon, and fill glass with tea mixture. Place 3 or 4 fresh mint leaves and 2 or 3 lemon slices in a cocktail shaker. Pour contents of glass into shaker; cover and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour cocktail into same glass. Repeat process to make 9 cocktails.