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Mint Julep Iced Tea

mint julep iced tea

Sweet tea brings an extra helping of Southern hospitality to this fresh mint julep hybrid.

With 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.

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