The boozy Arnold Palmer.

Boozy Arnold Palmer Cocktail

Taking a tip from Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess, I've been working on building out a bar cart. Not because I intend to roll it out when company comes over but because I like the idea of learning how to make some basic cocktails. This is one such drink. Technically, it's a boozy Arnold Palmer most often referred to as a John Daly after another golf pro known to be a bit of lush. But out of respect for Mr. Daly, let's just call this is a boozy Arnold Palmer.


  • ice 
  • 6 ounces of sweet tea vodka 
  • 1 bottle (roughly 7 ounces) of San Pellegrino Limonata 
  • 12 ounces of seltzer 
  • lemon slices
  • cocktail pick
  • 4 lowball glasses 


  1. Fill glasses about halfway with ice. 
  2. Pour in 1 shot (1.5 ounces) of sweet tea vodka into each glass, followed by 1 shot and a half of San Pellegrino Limonata.
  3. Top with roughly 3 ounces of seltzer. 
  4. Garnish with a lemon slice on a cocktail pick and serve. 

The flavors sort of layer on top of one another so the lemon slice on the cocktail pick acts as a stirrer to move things around. Plus it makes it look fancy. Serves 4.