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Author Notes: Mint juleps are delightful, but drinking more than one can be a recipe for disaster. This recipe pairs mint and bourbon with sweet tea for a treat that's a bit less boozy but just as refreshing. —Marshmallows&Margaritas
Makes a bit less than a quart
- 2 1/4 cups water (divided)
- 1 family-sized tea bag, or 2 normal tea bags
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a teapot or saucepan. Remove from heat and add teabag (s). Cover and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Discard teabag and chill tea until cool.
- Stir chilled tea together with 1 cup simple syrup, the bourbon and 1/4 cup water.
- Rinse and chop mint leaves, then stir the pieces of mint and lemon juice into the mixture. If you taste it at this point, it should be a little sweeter than you want the sorbet to be.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process until frozen. Store sorbet in the freezer.