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Spiked Arnold Palmer aka John Daly

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Meet the Spiked Arnold Palmer, a refreshing blend of iced tea, lemonade, and a splash of vodka. Also called a John Daly by some folks. Perfect for sunny afternoons or relaxing evenings, this drink is both easy to make and delicious to sip. Let’s dive into how to create this crowd-pleaser, along with some tips to make it even better!

Tasting Notes

When you take a sip of a Spiked Arnold Palmer, you’ll first notice its sweet and tangy taste, thanks to the lemonade. Then comes the rich, smooth flavor of iced tea, followed by a subtle kick from the vodka. It’s a perfect balance of sweet, tart, and strong, making it ideal for those who love a drink with layers of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup iced tea
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 2 oz vodka
  • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)
  • Mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of iced tea and 1/2 cup of lemonade over the ice.
  3. Add 2 oz of vodka to the mix.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint if desired.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • For a stronger tea flavor, brew your tea a bit longer before cooling it.
  • Use freshly squeezed lemonade for a fresher taste.
  • Adjust the amount of vodka to your liking. More for a stronger drink, less for a lighter one.

Which Vodka Brands to Choose

  1. Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Smooth and affordable, great for mixing.
  2. Grey Goose: A top-shelf choice for a more luxurious cocktail.
  3. Absolut Vodka: Offers a variety of flavors if you want to experiment.
  4. Smirnoff: Widely available and budget-friendly.
  5. Ketel One: Known for its crisp and clean taste.
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Similar Cocktails

  1. Mint Julep: A refreshing bourbon-based cocktail, great for warm days.
  2. Long Island Iced Tea: For those who like a stronger drink, packed with different spirits.
  3. Whiskey Smash: A simple and straightforward whiskey and lemon and sugar mix.
  4. Moscow Mule: Another easy-to-make vodka cocktail, but with ginger beer and lime.

History

The Arnold Palmer, a mix of iced tea and lemonade, was named after the famous golfer Arnold Palmer who loved the drink. Adding vodka to this classic creates the “Spiked” version, offering an adult twist to a beloved beverage.

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alcohol arnold palmer drink

Spiked Arnold Palmer

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: golf drinks, iced tea cocktail, spiked arnold palmer, summer cocktail, Vodka
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
When you take a sip of a Spiked Arnold Palmer, you'll first notice its sweet and tangy taste, thanks to the lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup iced tea
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 2 oz vodka
  • Lemon slices for garnish optional
  • Mint sprigs for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of iced tea and 1/2 cup of lemonade over the ice.
  • Add 2 oz of vodka to the mix.
  • Stir well.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Spiked Arnold Palmer aka John Daly
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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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