The Arnold Palmer and The John Daly

the arnold palmer and john daly

There are a number of foods that my sister introduced me to during her first year of college — I’ve already mentioned crazy cake and pear and almond tarts. As for drinks, she taught me the correct pronunciation of espresso (not EX-presso, as I liked to call it) and the tastiness that is The Arnold Palmer — or as Nantucket Nectars calls it, Half & Half. Two of my favorite drinks — lemonade and iced tea — mixed together. Yum!

It wasn’t until David attended, appropriately enough, a golf tournament years later that he — and in turn, I — was introduced to an adult version supplemented with a splash of vodka, The John Daly. Either is perfect for a late August afternoon sip, and would be a nice treat to celebrate a successful first day back at school for those who started today — anything to extend the feeling of summer a wee bit!

The Arnold Palmer and The John Daly


Preparation Time: 1 minute
Makes: 1 generous drink or cocktail

This is a perfect pitcher drink. Simply mix together an entire recipe of lemonade and iced tea (3 1/2 cups each) for Arnold Palmers, and stir in 10 ounces (1 1/4 cups) vodka for John Dalys.

Ingredients

The Arnold Palmer:

  • 6 ounces lemonade (or your favorite variety), chilled
  • 6 ounces unsweetened black iced tea (see recipe below), chilled
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices, for garnish

The John Daly:

  • 6 ounces homemade lemonade (or your favorite variety), chilled
  • 6 ounces unsweetened black iced tea (see recipe below), chilled
  • 2 ounces Tito’s vodka (or other gluten-free vodka)
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

For either version:

Combine all ingredients in a Mason jar (pint) or cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Cover and shake until well mixed and chilled. Pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with several lemon slices, if desired. Serve immediately.

Iced Tea

Heather Sage
Preparation Time: 1 minute
Inactive Preparation Time: 1 hour, plus cooling time
Makes: 3 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 bags black tea
  • 3 1/2 cups (28 ounces or 794 grams) boiling water

Instructions

In a 1-quart or larger heatproof pitcher, combine tea bags and boiling water. Allow to steep for at least one hour. Remove tea bags, cool to room temperature then cool completely in the fridge.