Mint Julep Iced Tea

For a little beverage action on Derby Day. Mint Julep Iced Tea is quite good.

The Soup Diva

Sweet and refreshing, with a bourbon kick!

  • 1 quart-sized tea bag
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mint flavoring
  • Kentucky-brand bourbon
  • Fresh mint to garnish (optional)

Brew tea in 3 cups (or so) of water; allow to steep until very strong. Remove tea bag, squeezing out all the goodness, and stir in sugar and flavoring. When ready to serve, fill glass with ice, pour in tea, and top with desired amount of bourbon (I used about 3/8 cup). Stir and top with sprig of mint if desired.

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Two Things Happening Today – Cinco De Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day

There are two important cultural events happening today in America.

First its Cinco De Mayo, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s difficult victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

Second it’s The Kentucky Derby horse race in Louisville. This is the 144th annual Running Of The Roses. Justify is the odds on favorite to win today.

So it will be interesting to see the fusion celebrations going on today. Cinco De Derby or Derby De Mayo. Either way there will be a lot of food and drink consumed by those who are enjoying themselves.