Spiked Arnold Palmer Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate thirst-quencher, a Spiked Arnold Palmer cocktail that combines the best of both worlds, sweet tea and tangy lemonade.

Indulge in the ultimate thirst-quencher, a Spiked Arnold Palmer cocktail that combines the best of both worlds: sweet tea and tangy lemonade.

Looking to add a little kick to your favorite refreshing beverage? Look no further than the spiked Arnold Palmer!

Our Spiked Arnold Palmer recipe combines freshly brewed black tea, tangy lemon juice, a hint of sweetness, and a splash of vodka, creating a refreshing and balanced cocktail.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply relaxing by the pool, join us as we explore how to craft the ultimate spiked Arnold Palmer that will have you reaching for seconds in no time.

Spiked Arnold Palmer Drink by Sugar & Cloth

Who is Arnold Palmer? What is an Arnold Palmer Drink? 

Arnold Palmer is a legendary world-renowned golf player. The Arnold Palmer, which is a refreshing alcohol-free blend of iced tea and lemonade is a drink that he always ordered and that was later famously named after him.

It’s also known by other names like Half and Half, Arnie Palmer, Hard Arnold Palmer or John Daly. 

The Spiked Arnold Palmer is the perfect twist on this classic beverage for those looking for a little extra kick. We made a similar variation with Spiked Peach Iced Tea.

Ingredients to Make Spiked Arnold Palmer by Sugar & Cloth

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make a Spiked Arnold Palmer Drink?

 

Vodka — Adjust to your preference.

Black iced tea — Brewing your tea, and then chilling it gives perfect results. Opt for store bought unsweetened tea if you are in a time bind.

If you are making your own homemade black tea, brew the tea at least 2 hours in advance (or overnight) so it can have enough time to chill.

Lemon juice — Fresh is always best, but premixed lemonade will also do.

Simple syrup To make your own fresh lemonade. It’s simply equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled. Get the recipe here.

Lemon wheels or lemon slice or mint — Optional for garnish.

How to Make a Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktail Recipe

How to Make Spiked Arnold Palmer

1 — In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, freshly brewed chilled black tea, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and water.

2 — Shake until chilled.

3 — Pour and serve the mixture in a tall glass and fill with ice cubes.

4 — Garnish with lemon slices.

Easy Spiked Arnold Palmer Recipe by Sugar & Cloth

Recipe Notes and Tips

Do you have to use vodka?

Arnold Palmer spiked drinks are classically mixed with either plain vodka or bourbon. But gin, white rum, tequila or even flavored could also work perfectly.

To make a large batch of Spiked Arnold Palmer:

Follow the same proportions as for the single serving. For better results, use equal parts iced tea and lemonade. The vodka or liquor of choice should be only a quarter of the ice tea and lemonade mixture. But of course, feel free to add more or less.

For example, mix 2 cups of lemonade and 2 cups of iced tea with 1 cup of vodka.

Try different types of simple syrup:

You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less simple syrup. Have fun with the recipe by trying brown sugar simple syrup or mint simple syrup to create your unique twist on this classic cocktail.

Experiment with using different types of teas:

Though black tea is the most common brew. Arnold Palmer drinks can also be made with sweet tea or other fun variations like green tea or earl grey.

Fresh Brewed Black Tea for Spiked Arnold Palmer recipe by Sugar & Cloth

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Arnold Palmer Spiked Recipe by Sugar & Cloth

Spiked Arnold Palmer Drink Recipe by Sugar & Cloth

Spiked Arnold Palmer

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Discover the perfect blend of tea and lemonade in our spiked Arnold Palmer recipe, adding a refreshing twist to this classic beverage.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz black iced tea
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice for the lemonade
  • 1 oz simple syrup for the lemonade
  • 2 oz water for the lemonade
  • 1 lemon slice optional for garnish
  • 1 mint sprig optional for garnish

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 264kcal

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, freshly brewed chilled black tea, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and water.
  • Shake until chilled.
  • Pour and serve the mixture in a tall glass and fill with ice cubes
  • Optional: Garnish with a lemon slice and mint sprig.
KEYWORD: spiked arnold palmer

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