"Dirty Arnold Palmer" Cocktail

S I Recipe

By S I SyiLuvsPastries


I love good ol' lemonade and Southern sweet iced tea, so combining the two (1/2 lemonade & 1/2 iced tea to make one drink) was a brilliant idea of Mr Arnold Palmer. However, this one is "kicked-up a notch"....there's still lemonade in it, but in place of the sweet iced tea, I'm using Sweet Tea Vodka. Still refreshing & tasty as ever, the only thing is...you don't taste the vodka so be careful! :-D

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1 bottle
(fifth) sweet tea vodka, chilled*
64 oz
lemonade, chilled
ice cubes (**see note)
lemon slices or wedges, for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large pitcher, combine the chilled sweet tea vodka and lemonade; stir until well blended. Pour into ice filled glasses, garnish with a lemon slice or wedge. Enjoy!
* I like to chill both the sweet tea vodka and the lemonade so you're not diluting the drink with countless ice cubes.
There are several brands of sweet tea vodkas on the market now, so you can take your pick. I use Seagram's brand alot.

** When I have time, I freeze lemonade with lemon slices in ice trays ahead of time and use them for this drink (and others). That way other than additional lemonade, there's no diluting of the drink.

~ TO MAKE ONE DRINK (in a Rocks glass):

3 oz Sweet Tea Vodka
3 oz Lemonade
Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in the ingredients & shake vigorously so it's well blended. Strain into an ice filled Rocks glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Punches, Cocktails

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Elsie Perrett twiga13
Oct 26, 2011
A similar drink is called "Nuclear Tea". You use half tea, half lemonade and 1 1/2 shots vodka. I love it!
S I SyiLuvsPastries
Oct 27, 2011
Yeah...I've heard it called a "John Daly" too. I've also heard of another version of this drink that's made with another brand of sweet tea vodka that also has bourbon in it.
Elsie Perrett twiga13
Oct 27, 2011
Sounds like a lot of people like it.
S I SyiLuvsPastries
Oct 28, 2011
@ Elsie.....I went to a bar & grill type restaurant last night and they have this on their menu under the name "John Daly" AND they have a different version that I had never seen before....it's the "Dirty Arnold Palmer/John Daly" with peach schnapps added to the mix! It was called (something like) "Peachy Palmer." I'll have to try it out!
Elsie Perrett twiga13
Oct 28, 2011
Wow, Shirlie, that sounds good. I love peach schnapps. Let me know if you try it and like it.