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Spiked Frozen Arnold Palmer

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Spiked Frozen Arnold Palmer is an iced tea and lemonade beverage with an adult twist. Blended with vodka, this frozen cocktail is perfect for summer!

Half iced tea and half lemonade, this drink is an American Classic. (The real Arnold Palmer was a golfer, in case you didn’t know.) On a hot day, this is the perfect combination.

Not everyone likes iced tea (me included), and lemonade adds the perfect amount of sweetness. Add in some flavored vodka, you have a perfect adult version of this delicious drink.

Spiked Frozen Arnold Palmer

Spiked Frozen Arnold Palmer Ingredients

To make this Arnold Palmer with alcohol, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Sweet Tea Vodka
  • Lemon Vodka
  • Sweet Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon
  • Brown Sugar
Iced Tea and Lemonade Drink

How to Make Candied Lemon Wheels

Cut the end off of the lemon half and slice lemon into 4 even slices or “wheels”. Set aside. Place a small pan on the stove, heat to medium heat.

Cover both sides of lemon wheels with brown sugar. Place lemon wheels in pan, cook for about five minutes and then flip. Cook for an additional five minutes. Turn heat up to high for a few minutes, carefully watching lemons so they don’t burn. When both sides have a nice caramelized color they are ready.

Remove from heat. Place in freezer on an uncovered plate until ready to use.

Lemon Wheels

How to Make Adult Arnold Palmer Cocktail

  1. Place 2 ½ cups of ice in the blender. Pour the Sweet Tea Vodka and Sweet Tea into the blender. Secure the lid and blend on high until all of the ingredients are mixed and the drink is smooth and slushy.
  2. Pour it evenly into each glass, each glass should be filled up about halfway full. If you have any extra you can pour it into a plastic ziploc bag & place it in your freezer to keep it slushy.
  3. Wash the blender out. Add 2 ½ Cups of ice. Pour in the Lemon Vodka and Lemonade. Secure lid and blend on high until all of the ice is crushed and ingredients are mixed well.
  4. Pour frozen lemonade mixture right on top of the frozen tea mixture in each glass. Garnish with a candied lemon wheel and a straw!
Adult Arnold Palmer Recipe

Tips for This Recipe

  • You can freeze the drinks for about 10-15 minutes after pouring the tea mixture into the glass to ensure a clear and distinguished separation between the lemonade and tea.
  • The Candied Lemon Wheels can be made ahead of time and frozen. Other possible garnishes include: lemon wedge , lemon twist, or even a lemon wedge dipped in sugar.
  • Rim the glass with sugar for added flavor and flair.
Arnold Palmer Cocktail

Storage Instructions

With frozen drinks, it’s always possible to place any leftovers in a Ziploc bag or plastic container and freeze them. Because of the alcohol, they’ll stay slushy for a little while before freezing solid. I do recommend labeling them so there’s no confusion.

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Spiked Frozen Arnold Palmer

Spiked Frozen Arnold Palmer is an iced tea and lemonade beverage blended with vodka. This frozen cocktail is perfect for summer!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 229 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup Sweet Tea Vodka
  • ¼ cup Lemon Vodka
  • 1 cup Sweet Tea
  • 1 cup Lemonade
  • 5 cups Ice

For the Candied Lemon Wheels Garnish

Instructions
 

  • How to Make Candied Lemon Wheels
  • Cut the end off of the lemon half and slice lemon into 4 even slices or “wheels”. Set aside.
  • Place a small pan on the stove, heat to medium heat.
  • Cover both sides of lemon wheels with brown sugar.
  • Place lemon wheels in pan, cook for about five minutes and then flip. Cook for an additional five minutes.
  • Turn heat up to high for a few minutes, carefully watching lemons so they don’t burn.
  • When both sides have a nice caramelized color they are ready. Remove from heat.
  • Place in freezer on an uncovered plate until ready to use.
  • How to Make Spiked Frozen Arnold Palmers
  • Place 2 ½ cups of ice in the blender.
  • Pour the Sweet Tea Vodka into the blender. Next, add the Sweet Tea.
  • Secure the lid and blend on high until all of the ingredients are mixed and the drink is smooth and slushy.
  • Pour it evenly into each glass, about halfway full. If you have any extra you can pour it into a plastic ziploc bag & place it in your freezer to keep it slushy.
  • Wash the blender out. Add 2 ½ Cups of ice.
  • Pour in the Lemon Vodka and the Lemonade.
  • Secure lid and blend on high until all of the ice is crushed and ingredients are mixed well.
  • Pour frozen lemonade mixture right on top of the frozen tea mixture in each glass.
  • Garnish with a candied lemon wheel and a straw!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.2mg

The nutrition information is calculated using online nutrition calculators and may not be accurate. It is provided as a general guide only.

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Recipe Rating




Emily Enchanted

Friday 5th of August 2022

I love this recipe because it is a fun way to adult a classic beverage.