Mint Julep Iced Tea


Grandmom's recipe for a fabulous summer citrus-mint tea using fresh mint. Kids and adults alike love it! You can add Kentucky bourbon when the guest list is all adults. Serve over ice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 4 tea bags

  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint

  • 2 quarts cold water

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add tea bags and mint to sugar mixture; let steep for 10 minutes. Strain mixture and discard tea bags and mint.

  2. Combine tea mixture, cold water, orange juice, and lemon juice in a pitcher.

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in some ingredient amounts and the use of bourbon when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
0g Fat
29g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 132mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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