Sweet Tea Mint Juleps

Sweet Tea Mint Juleps Recipe
Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
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.


Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Total time: 50 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 50 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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)


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.

Julianna Grimes,

Cooking Light

June 2013
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