If you know what an Arnold Palmer drink is, then you can easily identify John Daly drink with it.
It is basically the alcoholic version of Arnold Palmer.
There is a bit of back story to how this drink got its name. John Daly, the famous American Golfer was having a run at Dirty Gator Open at the Whiskey Creek Golf Course, Florida in the year 2005. The bartender at the course named a drink he mixed after John Daly at that time.
Soon after, the use of his name without his consent provoked John Daly. This is because many targeted John Daly for his history with alcohol. Also, Sometimes people refer to this drink as “Spiked Arnold Palmer”.
Nevertheless, Daly himself started a company with his friends and made a ready-to-drink version of this cocktail and started selling them.
Ok, now let’s focus on the actual recipe of the John Daly Drink.
John Daly Drink Recipe
- Highball Glasses
- 1.5 oz (45 ml) Vodka
- 2 oz (60 ml) Lemonade
- 2 oz (60 ml) Iced Tea (Unsweetened)
- Lemon Wheel for Garnish
- In a highball glass, add Vodka, Lemonade and Iced Tea along with some ice cubes.
- Stir them gently until they mix well.
- Garish with Lemon wheel.
- Serve and Enjoy the drink!
Tips To Make John Daly Drink
✅ Add Unsweetened tea to make it more sour in taste and the original John Daly is that way.
✅ For best results, you may use Pre-Chilled ingredients.
✅ Instead of Lemonade, you may well use freshly squeezed Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup.
Variations Of John Daly Drink
There is quite a bit of variation to this drink – the use of Triple Sec or any Orange Liqueur like Cointreau. This is entirely up to the user.
On the other hand, many encourage the use of Sweetened Iced Tea but it does not get the same name as John Daly’s. Instead, it is named after his wife Winnie – Winnie Palmer Drink.
John Daly Drink or the Spiked Arnold Palmer is a great cocktail drink for indoor parties and is definitely not strong enough to not allow you to enjoy the party.
On the other hand, John Daly himself provided the ready-made Cocktails that are equally good to drink – in all three of its flavors – Sweet Tea / Peach Tea / Raspberry Tea.