A Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer is a pleasant concoction that elevates the classic iced tea and lemonade blend to new heights. Picture yourself on a sun-drenched porch, with a gentle breeze in the air, and a glass of this refreshing elixir in your hand.
At first glance, you’re greeted by the inviting golden hue of the drink, promising a combination of sweet and tangy notes that are quintessentially summer. The first taste is a refreshing burst of iced tea and freshly squeezed lemonade, a harmonious union that awakens your taste buds.
So, when the mood strikes for a cocktail that exudes nostalgia and a dash of spice, mix up a batch of Spiced Rum Arnold Palmers and relish the symphony of flavors that brings summer’s timeless refresher to new heights.
The Arnold Palmer is a non-alcoholic beverage that was named after the famous golfer Arnold Palmer, who was known to often request and drink this combination of iced tea and lemonade.
The origin of the Arnold Palmer drink is somewhat unclear, but it is believed that it was first invented in the late 1960s when a customer overheard Arnold Palmer order a mix of lemonade and iced tea. The customer said they would have what Arnold Palmer ordered, and thus, the drink was invented.
The Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer Cocktail is a variation of the Arnold Palmer that adds spiced rum to the mix. The addition of spiced rum gives the drink a unique twist and adds a bit of warmth to the otherwise refreshing beverage.
How to Make It
- 1 1/2 oz spiced rum
- 3 oz lemonade
- 3 oz iced tea
- Ice cubes
- Mint leaves for garnish
- Lemon slices for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the spiced rum, lemonade, and iced tea.
- Add ice cubes to the shaker and shake vigorously.
- Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes.
- Garnish with mint leaves and a lemon slice.
- Serve and enjoy!
There are many ways to make a Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer cocktail, and you can experiment with different variations to find the one that suits your taste buds. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Lavender Arnold Palmer
Add a touch of lavender syrup to your Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer for a floral twist. To make the syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Add a handful of dried lavender buds and simmer for a few minutes. Strain the syrup and let it cool before using.
Berry Arnold Palmer
Add a handful of fresh berries, such as raspberries or blackberries, to your Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer for a fruity twist. Muddle the berries in the bottom of your glass before adding the tea and lemonade.
Swap out the spiced rum for vodka for a smoother, less spicy drink, also known as a John Daly. This variation is perfect for those who prefer a more subtle flavor.