Summerville Sweet Tea Mint Julep
🌿 an old classic with a twist 🌿
The Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby that is that is right on schedule to happen later this month! Even if horse racing isn't your thing, that doesn't mean you can't throw on your floppy hat and partake in enjoying one of the oldest cocktail recipes to date! One of the first references to the mint julep goes as far back as 1784, and it is believed that the word julep is derived from the Persian gulab, as well as the Arab word julab, both of which translate to “rosewater.” This association is highlighted by the modern drink’s sweet nature.
5 tbsp. Summerville Sweet Tea
8 oz water
8 oz Ice
2 oz bourbon
2 tbsp. OBTC Sunflower honey
3-5 fresh mint leaves
Optional squeezed lime
🌱 Heat water. remove from heat, and steep Summerville Sweet Tea for 5 minutes to make a tea concentrate.
🌱 Add Sunflower Honey to the warm tea concentrate and stir until dissolved.
🌱 Fill a pitcher with the ice, pour hot tea over the ice, and chill until you’re ready to use.
🌱 Place mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, press and muddle the mint leaves into the bottom of the glass.
🌱 Add your favorite bourbon and the Summerville Sweet Tea concentrate, then top with ice. Garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedges!
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Did You Know?
One of Summerville Sweet Tea's main ingredients is spearmint. Spearmint contains cooling agents that clear the mind and provide calming effects. This tea blend works to protect your heart and boost immunity!
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