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It's a little early in the day to start drinking, but it's not too early to start making sweet, cold, Southern mint tea. So if a little bourbon happened to make its way in...

This photo and recipe come from The Bitten Word, a food blog written by two Southern gentlemen who return to their roots with this sweet and classic drink. The tea is properly boiled and steeped to a good strength, then chilled and mixed with crushed mint.

The Bitten Word: Southern Dinner

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