Sweet Tea Mint Juleps by Pineapple Paper Co.

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!
Keyword Mint Julep
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 pitcher



  • 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!