Sweet Tea Mint Julep


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

I am extremely excited to share the news that the mint in my garden is popping up like a weed. In fact, there’s so much of it that I could probably drink a mint julep every day for a month and still not run out (of course, this isn’t advised). Instead of the classic mint julep, however, I decided to work on something even more refreshing for the summer: a sweet tea mint julep.

What you’ll need for the sweet tea:
1 cup water
1 teabag black tea
1 tsp turbinado sugar

Heat the water in a teapot and steep the teabag for 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cool in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

What you’ll need for the mint julep:
3 sprigs fresh mint
2 1/2 oz bourbon
2 oz sweet tea
Splash of water
Highball glass

Muddle 2 sprigs of mint at the bottom of the highball glass. Once the tea is cold, combine the bourbon, tea, and water in the glass with ice. Stir lightly with a cocktail spoon or stirrer and garnish with the third sprig of mint.


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