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Sweet Tea Julep

Perre Magness
5 from 1 vote
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American


  • 7 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup loosely packed mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 3 family-sized black tea bags
  • 1 ½ cups bourbon


  • Stir together 4 cups of water and the sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Remove from the heat and add the mint leaves and tea bags.
  • Leave to steep for 10 minutes, then remove the tea bags.
  • Leave the mint leaves in while the mixture cools to room temperature.
  • Strain the tea into a pitcher. Stir in 3 cups of water and the bourbon.
  • Chill, then serve over lots of ice, garnished with mint sprigs.
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