Make the Best (Boozy) Arnold Palmer

Golf is making an extra big splash right now as an Olympic sport for the first time in 140 years.

Along with the fact that the PGA Tour Playoffs are underway this month, it has given us the hankering for a good ol’ Arnold Palmer. The traditional Arnold Palmer is the perfect mix of iced tea and tangy lemonade. Check out these great recipes to make your own version of this classic drink at home, with a boozy touch!

Reverend Palmer (aka Arnold Palmer with Bourbon):

This recipe kicks the standard Arnold Palmer up a notch using one of our favorite ingredients, Bourbon!


  • 2oz Bourbon infused with loose leaf black tea
  • 1/2oz Lemon Syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon twist for garnish


Stir all ingredients together with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass containing one large ice cube.

Recipe from The Tea Mixologist

Tipsy Arnold Palmer:

For a sweeter alternative, try this version that combines sweet tea with Vodka & lemonade.


  • 2 large tea bags for iced tea
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 8 fresh mint sprigs
  • 4 cups lemonade made from frozen concentrate
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • 8 lemon slices


  1. Place tea bags in medium bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 cup boiling water.
  3. Let steep 4 minutes.
  4. Discard tea bags.
  5. Place mint sprigs in large pitcher; mash with muddler or handle of wooden spoon until slightly bruised.
  6. Pour in tea, lemonade, and vodka.
  7. Cover and chill.
  8. Fill 8 highball glasses with ice. Divide sweet tea among glasses. Garnish with lemon slices.

Recipe by epicurious


With such a tasty base, it is easy to come up with many varieties for a boozy take on the Arnold Palmer. This is an easy drink to whip up for sipping on your porch as the summer winds down, or to make in larger batches for friends. Come visit us at Bill’s Package Store for ingredients and even more recipe ideas. Our helpful staff on Ft. Campbell Blvd. is ready to assist with all of your liquor, wine, and cocktail making needs!

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