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Sweet Tea Mint Juleps

Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Chill your glasses while the tea mixture chills. You can also shake the cocktail with ice before serving, but strain the ice before you pour.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 (1-ounce) package fresh mint (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/4 cups bourbon
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cups chilled sparkling wine
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 169
  • fat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 14.3 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at high 3 minutes, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add tea bags and mint to sugar syrup; steep 20 minutes. Discard tea bags and mint. Stir in bourbon and juice; chill. Pour tea mixture into a pitcher; stir in sparkling wine. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired; serve immediately.