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Fresh Mint Tea Juleps
Source: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/drink/views/Fresh-Mint-Tea-Juleps-354229 (Entered by Patricia Kirkham)
By mid summer, the mint in most gardens has grown knee-high and is threatening to take over. Don’t panic—harvest a few armloads and turn the bounty into a refreshing drink. Plan on making a couple of batches, both with and without alcohol: Adults will swoon over the smooth, bourbon-laced juleps; kids will enjoy the lightly sweetened herbal tea all on its own.
Cooks’ note: Mint tea can be made 2 days ahead and chilled.
Serves: Makes 8 drinks
Step by Step Instructions
- Make Tea: Bring water, mint, and sugar to a boil in a 4-to 5-quart saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes.
- Cool tea completely, about 1 hour. Strain through a sieve into a large pitcher, pressing on and then discarding the mint.
- Make cocktails: Fill 8 (8-ounce) glasses halfway with ice. Add 2 tablespoons bourbon to each glass, then top off with mint tea and Enjoy!
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