Mint Julep Iced Tea

mint julep iced teaWith the same mint and bourbon combo of a traditional mint julep, this patio-ready riff brings another Southern staple into the mix—sweet tea.

8 fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 cup bourbon
3 cups cold sweetened tea
Tools: muddler
Glass: mason jar or rocks glass
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs, lemon and lime slices

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher. Muddle until the mint is slightly bruised. Stir in the bourbon and tea. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired. Serves 6.

Reprinted with permission from Beach Cocktails by the editors of Coastal Living. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

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