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Sweet Tea Mint Julep

Not a bourbon lover but want to jump on the mint julep cocktail craze? Try a sweet tea mint julep. Sweeter than a traditional julep, but just as satisfying.
Course Beverages, cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 199kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 8 cups cold water
  • 2 family sized black tea bags
  • 15 mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 2-3 ounces of bourbon per cocktail


  • Pour the cold water into a medium sauce pan. Bring the water to a rolling boil over medium high heat. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add the teabags and the mint leaves. Let steep for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and mint leaves and discard.
  • Add 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Allow the tea to cool completely before serving.
  • To assemble the drink, fill an 8-ounce glass to the brim with crushed iced. Add 2 ounces of bourbon. Top off the drink with the sweet tea.
  • Garnish each glass with fresh mint leaves if desired.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 6.3g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg