Who is ready for Summer weather? Me, kinda. Who is ready for Summer food? Me me me! So besides being a refreshing beverage, this Bourbon Mint Iced Tea has the bonus of having booze in it. Of course if you don’t drink alcohol you can leave it out.
Bourbon Mint Iced Tea
Makes 2 Quarts
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (4 ounces)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (4 ounces)
1 cup bourbon (8 ounces)
1 quart plus 1 cup unsweetened iced tea (40 ounces)
In a two-quart pitcher, muddle or mash the lemon wedges, sugar and mint leaves with a large wooden spoon until a thick syrup forms. Add the orange juice, lemon juice and bourbon and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with ice cubes and add the iced tea, then stir to combine.
Source: Rachael Ray