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Mint Julep Sweet Tea

It's two southern favorites packed into one tasty cocktail! This Mint Julep Sweet Tea is the perfect beverage to sip on the porch.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 cups sweet tea
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • ice
  • fresh mint, for garnishing


  • In a large pitcher, combine mint leaves, lemon, and sugar. Use a wooden spoon and muddle to release essential oils in mint. Add sweet tea and bourbon. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish


Muddling the mint is a must if you want your drink to taste minty.
We love that this recipe is served in a pitcher but if you want to make one drink use these measurements: 2 Tablespoons mint, 2 lemon slices, 1 tsp sugar, 3/4 cup sweet tea, 1/4 cup bourbon.

Perfect Pairing

These Oven Roasted Jalapeño Poppers make a great snack to enjoy with this cocktail