Southern Living posted on their Instagram account a recipe for this Mint Julep Sweet Tea.
Since we were grilling out, and having some family over, we decided this would be good to try. Family are the best tasters, right?
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
2 tablespoons sugar (I had simple sryup.)
3 cups cold sweetened tea
1 cup bourbon
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
How to Make It:
Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-qt. pitcher. Press mint leaves against sides of pitcher with back of spoon to release flavors. Stir in tea and bourbon. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish, if desired.
I thought this would be a refreshing twist on tea for the afternoon.
It didn’t have a strong Bourbon taste. The mint and lemon really brightened the overall drink. We loved it, and will make it again.