Bourbon Sweet Tea

Bourbon Sweet Tea

Bourbon Sweet Tea

Considering I just moved even further south…I can’t thinking of anything more fitting to feature for Friday’s Cocktail Series than a Bourbon Sweet Tea. Of the three cocktails I’ve shared so far, this might be my favorite…mostly because I crafted this one from a few different recipes that I found to make it my own. It’s light, refreshing, and perfect for a little front porch sittin’ as those here in Alabama would call it (and everyone literally hangs out on their front porch in our neighborhood…we love it!)

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What you’ll need:

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First, muddle a slice of lemon and mint into the bottom of your glass. I’ve chosen mason jar glasses (picked up a 4 pack at Home Goods) but you could mix these up in a tall glass or oversized rocks glass if that’s all you have handy.

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Fill your glass to the top with ice and then drop in two ounces of your favorite bourbon…I’ve gone with my go-to brand Bulleit.

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Toss in one ounce of Jack Rudy’s Sweet Tea syrup. Jack Rudy’s is in a handful of places in Lexington, KY  (Enoteca, Wine + Market, Liquor Barn) and The Pantry by Stone Hollow in Birmingham (see the full list of retailers here)

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Finish up with sparkling water. You can add as little or as much as you want…to the top of your ice is a good place to stop or for a more bourbon forward finish, a little under.

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Give your cocktail a stir, garnish with a lemon, a sprig of Mint, and a fun straw (I’m obsessed with these paper straws from Target)!

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Head out to your front porch to enjoy your Bourbon Sweet Tea!

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Disclaimer: Thank you to Jack Rudy’s for providing the sweet tea syrup for this week’s cocktail!

[ Photography by Mindy Rohr ]

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