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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

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...

Southern Living MAY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups
  • 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.

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