Grab a mason jar and invite friends over to enjoy the Bourbon Mint Tea that promises to put a little kick in summer’s favorite drink – iced tea.
Hot summer days are begging for cold beverages like this one. Knock the socks off your friends and keep them refreshed and cool at the same time. This wonderful Ocean Breeze Cocktail recipe is a beautiful blue concoction of Blue Curacao, vodka and lemonade. Looking for something even more tropical? They don’t call this drink the Hawaiin Hammer for nothing. The delicious blend of rich banana schnapps, coconut rum, and banana rum are the magic ingredients.
Bourbon Mint Tea
The most important part of this tea in terms of getting the flavor just right is the mint leaves. In addition to what you’ll use in the recipe, I add mint to ice cubes as well.
It’s every bit as easy as it sounds. Drop some gorgeous green mint leaves in an ice cube tray and freeze them. They give any drink, especially this one, a little something extra.
You can buy mint sprigs fresh at the grocery store. But, growing them is so darn easy, why not plant some for your next batch of drinks?
It’ll take about 90 days from seed to mature plant. But once it’s there, you’ll have mint year after year. Mint grows like wildfire and will happily take over your yard if you let it!
More delicious summertime drinks – boozy shots
We can’t ignore all the other boozy shots that will make you a real superstar at your next get-together.
One that’s particularly suited for summer is this Banana Pudding Shot. It features banana coconut rum, which is every bit as good as you might imagine.
Oh, and on those super hot evenings where nothing will do but a popsicle, Rum & Coke popsicles can be made early and are always at the ready when you’re in a rush.
Bourbon Mint Iced Tea
- 8 cups cold water
- 2 family sized black tea bags
- 15 mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 2 ounces bourbon per cocktail
- Add the cold water into a medium sauce pan.
- Turn the heat on medium to high.
- Bring to a boil.
- Once at a boil remove the pot from the heat.
- Add the teabags and the mint leaves.
- Allow to steep for 15 minutes.
- Pour the tea through a strainer into a pitcher.
- This will remove the tea bags and mint leaves.
- Add 1 ½ cups of sugar.
- Stir for 2-3 minutes.
- Allow the tea to cool for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
- Fill an glass with ice.
- Add 2 oz of bourbon.
- Top off with sweet tea.
- Garnish with mint leaves.