Mint Julep Sweet Tea Recipe

This iced cocktail features the best of two classic Southern drinks: the mint julep and sweet tea.  For best results, sip in a rocking chair on a front porch somewhere...

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 3 cups cold sweetened tea

  • 1 cup bourbon

  • Crushed ice

  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-qt. pitcher. Press mint leaves against sides of pitcher with back of spoon to release flavors. Stir in tea and bourbon. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish, if desired.

    Mint Julep Sweet Tea
    Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
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