Sweet Tea Mint Julep
A refreshing blend of Sweet Tea and a traditional Mint Julep, this cocktail is perfect for all Summer and of course, the Kentucky Derby! This recipe is also perfect for a party - it's for a whole pitcher!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 pitcher
MINT SIMPLE SYRUP
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 10-12 fresh mint leaves
- 3 quarts water
- 4 pitcher-size cold brew tea bags I like Luzianne
- 1 cup Kentucky Bourbon
- mint leaves for serving
- lemon slices for serving
Bring 1 cup of water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. You can leave the mint leaves in, or strain them out.
In a separate large pot, boil the 3 quarts of water. Add the tea bags and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Pour tea into a large pitcher. Add sugar mixture and stir. Add Bourbon and mix.
Pour tea into cups over ice and garnish with mint and lemon slices. Enjoy!