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.
Servings 6 people
- 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