Arnold Palmer 101: Cocktails for the 19th Hole

by Erynn Santos on June 14, 2016

spiked arnold palmer

If for some reason you've been living under a rock and you haven't heard of Arnold Palmer and you haven't seen an Arizona Tea Arnold Palmer at your local corner store or gas station, you've been missing out.  No worries. We are here to enlighten you and quite possibly change your life. Arnold Palmer is considered one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He won 7 major championships. Palmer has been nicknamed " The King" because aside from being the sport's trailblazer, he was golf's first television age superstar. At the 1960 U.S. Open, Palmer ordered a non-alcoholic drink. A woman overheard him and ordered that "Palmer drink" coining the drink. 


Arnold Palmer 


  • Lemons 
  • Water 
  • Simple Syrup
  • Earl Grey Tea  



  • Steep the tea bags in hot water. Set aside to cool. 
  • Squeeze lemons into a container. Add simple syrup and water. Adjust amount of simple syrup to taste. 
  • In a tall glass filled with ice, combine the cooled tea and lemonade. The proportion should be two-thirds tea to one-third lemonade. 


Spiked Arnold Palmer


  • Prepared Lemonade (See recipe above)
  • Steeped and Cooled Earl Grey Tea
  • Bourbon 
  • Lemons



  • Zest a lemon into the lemonade and pour it into a bowl. Freeze for an hour.
  • In a tall glass, combine 2 oz. of your preferred bourbon 8 oz. of iced tea and an 4 oz. of lemonade. 
  • Garnish with mint and a lemon slice. 


John Daly


  • Prepared Lemonade (See recipe above). 
  • Lemon Zest 
  • Steeped and Cooled Lemongrass Tea.
  • Vodka
  • Lemons 



  • Zest a lemon into the lemonade and pour it into a bowl. Freeze for an hour. 
  • In a copper mug, combine 2 oz. of vodka 10 oz. of cooled tea and 2 oz of lemonade. 
  • Scoop out the frozen lemonade-zest combination into the mug.  Garnish with mint and a lemon slice. 


**Filmed at 10e Restaurant in Los Angeles California**


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