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Bourbon Sweet Tea

bourbon sweet tea

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


  1. Combine the boiling water and sugar in a heatproof container. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard.

  3. Pour the tea base into a heatproof pitcher or serving jar. Add the cold water, ice and bourbon. Stir well, and refrigerate until serving.

  4. To serve, pour into an ice-filled highball glass or Old Fashioned glass.

  5. Garnish with mint and lemon slices.