Sweet Tea Mint Juleps


We’re combining two Southern classics (sweet tea and mint juleps) to create these delicious and refreshing Sweet Tea Mint Juleps. If you’re looking for the perfect summer cocktail where you can whip up an entire batch all at once, this may be the drink for you.

sweet tea mint juleps in glasses.

Sweet Tea Mint Juleps

I’m back with another quick and easy cocktail recipe that’s ideal for summer parties or summer porch sitting: Sweet Tea Mint Juleps.

sweet tea mint juleps in glasses.

I’ve always been an iced tea lover. It’s still one of my go-to beverages when I go out to eat. I’m also a big fan of bourbon (the liquor in a mint julep). In fact, mint juleps were one of the things that helped me to enjoy (and now love) bourbon. I had my first mint julep when I attended the Kentucky Derby several years back. It only took one sip and I was hooked.

In this cocktail recipe, the sweet tea and mint julep come together to create a lovely, refreshing, and easy-drinking cocktail.

Want More Bourbon-Based Cocktails? You got it:

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What is a Mint Julep:

A mint julep is a bourbon-based drink consisting of bourbon, sugar, mint, and crushed ice. It’s mostly recognized for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby but also serves as a popular cocktail in the South.

Another popular Southern drink is sweet tea, so putting the two together makes perfect sense.

Now that you know what a mint julep is, let’s walk through the list of ingredients you’ll need to make this cocktail recipe.

sweet tea mint juleps in glasses.

Ingredients:

  • Brewed iced tea: You can brew your iced tea however you’d like. Here I did a sun tea. (Just add your tea bags and water to a glass jar and place it in the sun to brew.) I also highly recommend these cold brew tea bags from Lipton.
  • Simple syrup: Sweet tea needs sweetness. I find simple syrup the best way to do this. You can find my recipe HERE or use store-bought.
  • Mint leaves: Fresh is a must here. I just grabbed some from my garden, but you can pick them up at the grocery store.
  • Bourbon: If you’ve ever seen my bourbon-based cocktails, then you’ll know Four Roses Single Barrel is my go-to bourbon. If you want something a bit more affordable, try Bulliet.
  • Sliced lemon: Lemon and iced tea are like peanut butter and jelly for me, a classic combination. Sliced lemon adds a fresh zing and depth of flavor.

I also wanted to quickly mention the glassware I used to serve my Sweet Tea Mint Juleps. These are Nesting Jars from Ball and I’m completely obsessed with them. They function as typical jars and can be used for canning, storage, etc. However, I think they are perfect for a cocktail like this one. What’s even better is that they are stackable. Love that! The empty jars take up very little space in your pantry or kitchen cupboards. 

You can find these Nesting Jars HERE or anywhere Ball jars are sold.

Okay, enough chatter, let’s make some cocktails!

How to Make:

This is a pretty simple recipe. In addition to the steps here, I’ve provided a detailed ingredients list and instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. To a large container, add the iced tea, simple syrup, mint leaves, bourbon, and lemon slices.
pouring bourbon into iced tea.
iced tea in large jar.
  1. Stir to combine.
  2. Serve over ice and garnish with sliced lemons and fresh mint.
pour iced tea into glasses.
  1. Sip and enjoy!

Pretty easy, right? You can whip up a big batch and you’ll be ready to go for a night at home or a celebration with friends and family.

sweet tea mint juleps in glasses.

Cheers!

If you like iced tea, I know you’re going to love these Sweet Tea Mint Juleps. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!

sweet tea mint juleps in glasses.

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Sweet Tea Mint Juleps in glasses.

Sweet Tea Mint Juleps

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, cocktail, mint julep, sweet tea
Servings: 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
We’re combining two Southern classics (sweet tea and mint juleps) to create these delicious and refreshing Sweet Tea Mint Juleps. If you’re looking for the perfect summer cocktail where you can whip up an entire batch all at once, this may be the drink for you.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups freshly brewed unsweetened iced tea - cooled
  • ¾ cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves - plus more for serving
  • 1 ½ cups bourbon
  • 1 sliced lemon - plus more for serving
  • ice

Instructions

  • To a large container, add the iced tea, simple syrup, mint leaves, bourbon, and lemon slices. Stir to combine.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with sliced lemons and fresh mint.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.002gSodium: 37mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 1gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 319IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
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  • Sarah at

    Genius idea! Two of my favorites.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Mine too Sarah. Cheers!

      xo Michael

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