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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.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 293kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 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.


Calories: 293kcal