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How to Make a Mint Julep Iced Tea Cocktail

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I’m a homegrown Southern woman who loves to drink a tasty mint julep.

Mint julep iced tea cocktail

Mint julep iced tea cocktail


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 4 tea bags
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Lemon slices
  • Crushed ice


  1. Bring 2 cups water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Remove from heat, and add tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags, and add the cold water and lemon juice.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Add bourbon to tea. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Pour in tea, and garnish with lemon and mint.
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About Mint Julep Iced Tea

This yummy iced tea mixes the best two classic Southern drinks: mint juleps and sweet tea. I love both of these drinks and cannot get enough of them. This drink contains sweet tea infused with fresh mint, then mixes bourbon and lemon for a delicious drink that's served over ice for a refreshing summer drink that you will love.

If you love mint juleps (and who doesn't), but it can be a bit much for you on a summer day, the iced tea version is the answer. You can't taste the alcohol as much, but it has lots of bourbons and a yummy mint flavor.

I know you will fall in love with this recipe and probably will want to make these all summer long. I like to grow my mint for this drink in my front yard. Just one plant will yield enough for a summer full of mint julep iced teas. You can buy a starter plant at your local garden center and plant it in a pot, and you're all set.

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© 2017 Brenda

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