It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Minted Bourbon Sun Tea

June 6, 2014

More than any other beverage, tea tends to be served up with a ritual. From high tea to grandmom’s tea, from fine china to your worn-and-weathered mug, there’s a quiet reverence and time-tested comfort. One of our favorite warm-weather preparations is sun tea, a summer-steeped treat that we’ve found is even lovelier with a splash of bourbon and a hint of mint. Pinkies up!


WHAT YOU’LL NEED4 oz. sun-brewed black tea, unsweetened
1 oz. bourbon
2 tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. agave or honey
Fresh mint

HOW TO MAKE ITStir together tea, bourbon, juices and agave. Pour into an ice-filled tumbler (we love our gold-scrolled Palace Trellis Glasses) and serve with fresh torn mint.