Mint Julep Sweet Tea

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 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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
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