It’s a gloomy, cold, rainy day in Boston and doesn’t feel a bit like spring! So instead of pouting (which I’m usually quite good at), I’m going to force a little warm-weather cheer on here with a fresh new cocktail recipe that has me mentally swinging on a porch swing in 70 degree sunny weather. Natalie Orchid Island Juice sent me their brand new Iced Tea Lemonade flavor to test out, and I shook it up with some simple syrup, bourbon, and fresh mint for a new take on a mint-julep. It’s refreshing but strong, just what a girl needs to beat those Monday blues! Make sure you bookmark this one for your Kentucky Derby viewing parties this spring, it’ll be a hit! Full recipe below:

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Iced Tea Lemonade Mint Julep
  • 1.2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 4-6 oz of Natalie’s Tea Lemonade
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  1. Fill a tall glass ice and top with simple syrup and bourbon.
  2. Fill the remainder of the cup with Natalie’s Tea Lemonade and stir well to combine.
  3. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve immediately.

Please note: This post was sponsored by Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, all opinions, recipes, and images are my own.