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Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer 

spiced rum arnold palmer drink

Explore the world of tasty drinks with our Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer. As a bartender who loves coming up with new recipes, this is one of my favorites. It combines the soothing tastes of iced tea and lemonade with the exciting kick of spiced rum. It is perfect for anyone looking for a new take on a classic. The mix of flavors makes a drink that is great for any occasion. Trust me, you will love it.

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Tasting Notes

The Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer is a symphony of flavors. The lemonade’s sweet and tangy notes balance the tea’s earthy tones, and the spiced rum adds complexity with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It is refreshing and indulgent, leaving a warm aftertaste.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this cocktail, you’ll need a few basic tools:

  • A shaker or stirring glass
  • A strainer
  • A measuring jigger
  • A spoon for stirring

For glassware, a highball glass is the way to go. It’s the perfect size for our drink and allows all the beautiful layers and colors to shine.


  • 1 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • 3 oz. iced tea
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Pro Tips

  • For an extra touch of freshness, try adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  • If you like your drinks sweeter, adjust the amount of lemonade to taste.
  • Experiment with different types of tea to find your perfect match.

When to Serve

The Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer is a year-round favorite that is guaranteed to satisfy any crowd. Whether it is a sunny day BBQ, a peaceful evening at home, or a festive gathering, this adaptable drink is ideal for any occasion.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

There are a few excellent choices available when it comes to spiced rum. Brands like Captain Morgan, Sailor Jerry, and Kraken are all excellent choices that bring their unique blend of spices to the drink. Pick the one that suits your taste best!

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer, here are five similar cocktails you might enjoy:

  • Spiced Rum Punch – A fruity and vibrant cocktail, mixing spiced rum with a variety of juices like orange, pineapple, and a hint of lime for a tropical feel.
  • Rum and Ginger – A simple yet refreshing drink, combining spiced rum with ginger beer or ginger ale, garnished with a lime wedge for an extra zing.
  • Mai Tai with Spiced Rum – A twist on the classic Mai Tai, using spiced rum instead of traditional rum, blended with lime juice, orange curaçao, and orgeat syrup for a rich, complex flavor.
  • Spiced Tea Collins – Inspired by the Tom Collins, this cocktail uses spiced rum, lemon juice, and a splash of soda water, but with the added twist of cold tea for a refreshing herbal note.
  • Spiced Rum Mojito – A variation of the classic Mojito, incorporating spiced rum for depth, mixed with fresh mint, lime, sugar, and soda water, creating a uniquely warming yet refreshing cocktail.
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The original Arnold Palmer is a non-alcoholic beverage that combines iced tea and lemonade, named after the famous golfer. The spiced rum version adds a modern twist, introducing a layer of complexity and warmth to the classic refreshment.

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spiced rum arnold palmer drink

Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Iced Tea, Lemonade, spiced rum, Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Discover the Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer: a refreshing mix of lemonade, iced tea, and spiced rum. Perfect for any occasion. A delightful twist!


  • 1 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • 3 oz iced tea
  • 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!
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Spiced Rum Arnold Palmer 
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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