Mint Lick Mocktail

Mint Lick Mocktail

This minty iced tea is a great alternative to a mint julep.


10 fresh mint leaves
2½ oz iced tea (or regular tea . . . you are going to ice it shortly)
¾ oz simple syrup
3 dashes aromatic bitters
Garnish with sprig of mint


Smash the ice using any method your marvellous mind can dream up. Fill a julep cup (or a rocks glass) with ice. Smack those mint leaves between your palms, and put them in a cocktail shaker. Add the tea, simple syrup, and bitters. Fill with ice, shake, and strain into the ice-filled julep cup. Use your stirring spoon (or a butter knife) to mix. Garnish with the sprig of mint. Smack that one, too.

Recipe by Jessica Schacht from The Five-Bottle Bar, copyright © 2022 by Jessica Schacht.