Sweet Bourbon Tea

Easy bourbon sweet tea is a refreshing summer cocktail that’s perfect for get-togethers or relaxing outside behind the house. And it’s super easy! Just mix fresh lemon juice, sugar, brewed tea, and your favourite bourbon and enjoy.

Servings 2 Cocktails


  • 3 1/2 cups Water divided
  • 3 bags Black tea
  • 1/2 cup White sugar
  • 1 Small ginger piece peeled
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • 3 oz Bourbon


  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add tea bags and brew according to package directions, 3 to 4 minutes. Discard tea bags
  • While tea is brewing, combine 1/2 cup water, sugar, ginger, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Simmer just until the sugar is fully dissolved. Pour syrup through a fine strainer
  • Combine tea and simple syrup
  • Add bourbon and top with ice
  • Serve with lemon slice to garnish