Spiked Arnold Palmers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min (includes freezing and cooling)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 drinks
The classic lemonade–iced tea combo was named after golfer Arnold Palmer in the 1960s — it was his go-to drink. Our version has a secret ingredient: vodka!



  1. Put the tea bags in a large heatproof pitcher and pour in 5 cups boiling water. Let steep about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags.
  2. Pour half of the tea into ice cube trays and freeze until firm, 3 hours. Refrigerate the rest. 
  3. Make a simple syrup: Heat 1 cup water and the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.
  4. Stir 1 cup of the simple syrup, the lemon juice, 5 cups cold water and the vodka into the pitcher of chilled tea. Add the tea ice cubes.
  5. Pour the drink into glasses. Garnish with lemon slices and mint.