Make a batch for your next party. Or just spend the weekend sitting on the porch, rocking your cares away.
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- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 cup sugar
- 12 black tea bags
- 6 cups cold water
- 3 cups crushed ice, plus more for serving
- 24 ounces bourbon (approximately one 750mL bottle)
- Garnish: 16 mint sprigs
- Garnish: 16 lemon slices
Makes about 1 gallon, or approximately 16 servings.
Combine the boiling water and sugar in a heatproof container and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard.
Pour the tea mixture into a heatproof pitcher or serving jar. Add the cold water, ice and bourbon. Stir well, and refrigerate until serving.
To serve, divide between 16 ice-filled highball or Old Fashioned glasses.
Garnish each glass with a mint sprig and a lemon slice.