Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Mint Julep Sweet Tea Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
This iced cocktail features the best of two classic Southern drinks: the mint julep and sweet tea.  For best results, sip in a rocking chair on a front porch somewhere...

Yield:

Makes 4 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups cold sweetened tea
1 cup bourbon
Crushed ice
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-qt. pitcher. Press mint leaves against sides of pitcher with back of spoon to release flavors. Stir in tea and bourbon. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish, if desired.

May 2011
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