Make a batch for your next party. Or just spend the weekend sitting on the porch, rocking your cares away.
Makes about 1 gallon (16 glasses)
- 4 cup Boiling water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 12 Black tea bags
- 6 cup Cold water
- 3 cup Crushed ice, plus more for serving
- 24 oz Bourbon (about one 750ml bottle)
- Garnish: Mint sprigs
- Garnish: Lemon slices
Combine the boiling water and sugar in a heatproof container. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard.
Pour the tea base into a heatproof pitcher or serving jar. Add the cold water, ice and bourbon. Stir well, and refrigerate until serving.
To serve, pour into an ice-filled highball glass or Old Fashioned glass.
Garnish with mint and lemon slices.