The 144th Annual Kentucky Derby is on the horizon and many of you are likely looking for the perfect Derby-inspired cocktail. Although many choose to imbibe with the great horse race’s iconic Mint Julep, others may be interested in a lighter spirit.
- 1 bottle Dixie Mint Vodka
- 4 cups of lemonade
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large tea bags (or 12 individual) for iced tea (or purchase your choice of pre-made sweet tea)
- Fresh mint sprigs
- 8 lemon slices
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add in tea bags. Let tea bags steep for 5 minutes then remove. Stir in one cup of sugar until dissolved. Pour tea, lemonade, and Dixie Mint Vodka into preferred punch serving bowl. Add additional 3 quarts of water and stir together. Muddle handful of mint leaves in a separate bowl and add to punch ingredients. Cover and chill until cool. Fill mason jars with ice and pour in tea. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon slice. Sit back and enjoy!