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Alcoholic Arnold Palmer Recipes


How to make 'adult' versions of the tea-and-lemonade cocktail

The basic Arnold Palmer drink is half lemonade, half iced tea. But not everyone likes their Arnold Palmer "basic." Some add flavoring but keep the drink non-alcoholic (see our non-alcoholic Arnold Palmer recipes).

And others like to add alcohol to their Arnie. If you do so, you can call it a John Daly drink, or any of several variations on the Palmer name (such as adult Arnold Palmer or drunk Arnold Palmer).

So if you'd like a little liquor kick, an alcoholic version of the Arnold Palmer, here are some recipes that fit the bill. We give you the ingredient list; if you need instruction for mixing the drink, click on the instructions link beneath each recipe to view the original.

Arnold Palmer Mixed Drink
• 1 ounce lemon-flavored vodka
• 5 ounces prepared iced tea
• 5 ounces prepared lemonade
• 1 lemon wedge

Spiked Arnold Palmer
• 4 cups boiling water
• 5 regular-size tea bags
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon lemon zest
• 4 cups cold water
• 1 cup bourbon
• 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
• Garnish: lemon slices

Arnold Palmer Martini
• 2 ounces tea vodka (add 1/2 cup loose black tea to a 1-liter bottle of vodka, let sit for 12-24 hours, then strain)
• 1 1/2 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
• 1 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boil; cool and chill)

Citrus Arnold Palmer with Bourbon
• 2 cups boiling water
• 4 teaspoons loose English breakfast tea (or 4 tea bags)
• 1/2 cup bourbon
• Juice of 1 orange
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup
• Ice, for serving
• Orange slices, for garnish

Dirty Arnold Palmer
• 1 bottle (fifth) sweet tea vodka, chilled
• 64 ounces lemonade, chilled
• Ice cubes
• Lemon slices or wedges, for garnish

Skinny Arnold Palmer
• 1 shot Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
• Sugar-free lemonade (Minute Maid Light or Crystal Light)
• Lemon wedge for garnish

Captain Palmer Cocktail
• 3 ounces brewed tea
• 1 tablespoon honey (or agave nectar)
• 1 to 2 ounces Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
• 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
• Lemon slice, for garnish

Arnold Palmer Jello Shots
• 1 3-ounce box lemon Jello
• 1/2 cup sweet tea vodka
• 1/2 cup limoncello or triple sec

Hard Cranberry Arnold Palmer
• Ice
• 1 ounce sweet tea vodka
• 1 ounce vodka
• 4 ounces Ocean Spray Cran-Lemonade Cranberry Lemonade Juice Drink
• Lemon slice, garnish

Rummy Arnold Palmer
• 2 ounces rum
• 2 ounces iced tea
• 2 ounces fresh-squeezed lemonade
• 1 sprig of mint

See also:
Non-alcoholic recipes for the Arnold Palmer

You can also purchase Arnold Palmer drinks or mixes and use those as a base to experiment with different liquors or liqueurs:



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