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Peach Mint Bourbon Sweet Tea

This peach mint bourbon sweet tea is the perfect summertime sipper. Slightly sweet, full of fresh peach flavor and spiked with just a splash of bourbon.

Warm weather always mean porch sitting and tea drinking. While the weather is still not completely spring worthy it is finally 60 degrees today. You know what that means? Windows open and sweet fruit candle scents will be burning! Since I can never pass up a seasonal and delicious cocktail I decided this peachy goodness had to be made. It’s such a simple recipe and it could easily be changed to throw in any fruit you love – strawberries, nectarines, raspberries, etc. If you wanted to keep it virgin you could leave out the bourbon but that would just be a sad.

The cocktail adds in a little fresh brewed sweet tea which is one of my favorite ways to enjoy to tea. Now, I don’t make my sweet tea very sweet. It’s just slightly sweet. So if you’re a true Southerner you would probably hate what I consider sweet tea. It’s not that make your teeth hurt sweet, it’s more just a hint of sweet tea.

I have also been known to make up a few batches of sun tea as well. I know there are a lot of studies that talk about sun tea not being safe but I still love it. But, what happens when the sun isn’t coming out and I’m too tired to brew up a batch of tea? Well, I go out and test a few of the teas I can find in the store. Normally I’m not a giant fan of bottled tea because it’s still full of weird chemicals and usually has a weird aftertaste. Don’t even get me started on the weird tea that comes from a can.

I was lucky enough to sample some Pure Leaf Iced Tea and I’m happy to report it’s delicious. No weird chemicals and made with fresh tea leaves picked at their peak. Trust me, when the sun is shining and your day is going well it’s only natural you’re going to need something delicious to drink. Why not pick up a bottle of Pure Leaf Iced Tea? You just mind find your new favorite drink!

Peach Mint Bourbon Sweet Tea

This peach mint bourbon sweet tea is the perfect summertime sipper. Slightly sweet, full of fresh peach flavor and spiked with just a splash of bourbon.

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes plus peach macerating time

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

For peaches:

  • 1 pound peaches, sliced
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar

For drink:

  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1-1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons pureed peaches
  • Sweet tea, cold

Directions:

For peaches:
Stir together peaches and brown sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning the peaches should be juicy and the sugar will be dissolved.

Add to a blender and puree until smooth, or it reaches your desired consistency.

For drink:
Add mint leaves to the bottom of a tall cocktail glass. Gently muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass.

Add in ice, bourbon, pureed peaches and top with sweet tea. Stir to combine and enjoy ice cold.

Pure Leaf is real brewed iced tea, which means it’s brewed from REAL tea leaves picked at their freshest, never from powder or concentrate. The result is a refreshing iced tea with perfectly balanced aroma, body, and flavor. Learn more at http://www.facebook.com/pureleaf

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pepsico via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pepsico.