Bourbon Mint Sweet Tea @ Skinny Dennis

When you think of southern sweet tea, you may imagine a precious southern belle sipping from a glass on her porch. Leave it to Brooklyn to dirty it up. (In the best possible way). Skinny Dennis, Williamsburg’s own honky-tonk bar, knows how to make you feel down at home, southern hospitality style. Their Bourbon Mint Sweet Tea does the trick!

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What You Need

  • 1 Mason jar
  • 4.5 oz Evan Williams bourbon

For tea:

  • 2 tea bags
  • 4 quarts H2O

For mint simple syrup:

  • 4 C H2O
  • 4 C sugar
  • 1 large handful of fresh mint

How to Make a Bourbon Mint Sweet Tea

1. Steep 2 tea bags in 1 quart of boiling H2O.

2. Remove tea bags, add 3 quarts of ice-cold H2O. Let cool.

3. Dissolve 4 C sugar in 4 C of boiling H2O.

4. Add mint, let steep for 30 minutes.

5. Remove mint, add simple syrup to brewed tea*.

6. Pour bourbon into mason jar.

7. Add ice, fill to top with mint sweet tea.

8. Garnish with a lemon wedge and mint sprig.

(*store remaining tea in refrigerator for up to one week)

 

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