Sweet Tea Mint Juleps
A blend of two favorite southern drinks, this Sweet Tea Mint Julep is perfect for Derby Day or a leisurely afternoon spent in a rocking chair on the front porch.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 to 6 mint leaves
- 2 family-sized tea bags, I use Luzianne
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 to 1 cup bourbon
- crushed ice
- lemon slices
- mint sprigs
Bring 2 cups water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for about 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and add 3 cups cold water.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Add bourbon to tea mixture. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add tea mixture and garnish with lemon and mint. Squeeze lemon into drink if desired.