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

Spiked Lemonade Sweet Tea

Southern Living MAY 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup bourbon or spiced dark rum
  • Garnishes: fresh sugarcane, fresh pineapple slices

Preparation

1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and stir in fresh mint. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Discard tea bags and mint. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour tea into a 3-qt. container, and stir in 4 cups cold water and lemonade concentrate. Stir in bourbon or spiced dark rum just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

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