Mint Julep Iced Tea
This tea holds all the tasty secrets of the mint julep—bracingly fragrant mint and the sweet burn of bourbon—along with fresh lemon, lime and sweetened tea. Mix it up to create a summer-ready drink that pairs perfectly with a good book.
8 fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 cup (8 ounces) bourbon
3 cups (24 ounces) cold sweetened tea
Fresh mint sprigs, lemon and lime slices for garnish
Combine the first three ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher. Crush with a spoon until mint is bruised. Stir in bourbon and tea. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired. Serves 6
Excerpted 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.