This Spiked Arnold Palmer Will Be Your New Favorite Summer Cocktail

Arnold Palmer
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Engineered in the 1960s by iconic golfer Arnold Palmer, this tasty drink has since become a beloved summertime thirst quencher across the United States. With a little alcohol, however, this drink can be transformed into a daring cocktail. Here is how to concoct the perfect spiked Arnold Palmer.


  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 3 black tea bags
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar
  • 6 ounces simple syrup
  • 6 ounces lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Sliced lemon


  1. Boil the water and insert the teabags into a pitcher. Add the water and strain the tea bags before removing them.
  2. Add demerara sugar and top off with ice.
  3. Pour the lemon juice, simple syrup, and cold water into a separate pitcher.
  4. Fill two rock glasses with ice and add the vodka to both.
  5. Add 3 ounces of lemonade to each glass before topping off with iced tea.