Mint Julep Arnold Palmers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (plus chilling)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings
This refreshing drink recipe combines elements from two classic cocktails into one. Fun and potent, it makes the perfect big batch summer libation. To make it, just add a mint simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, strong iced tea and lots of bourbon to a big jar, shake and chill. To serve, pour the delicious blend into Mason jars filled with crushed ice.



  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the mint and lemon zest. Transfer the syrup to a liquid measuring cup or bowl, cover and refrigerate until very cold, at least 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the tea bags, remove from the heat and let steep 10 minutes. Discard the bags, then pour the tea into a 64-ounce jar and refrigerate until very cold, at least 2 hours.
  3. Strain the syrup into the jar. Add the lemon juice, bourbon and bitters, if using. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. To serve, pour into glasses filled with crushed ice and garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs.