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Sweet Tea Mint Juleps

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.

  • Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.3g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 2mg

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Sweet Tea Mint Juleps Recipe