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Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails #SundaySupper

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

Who doesn’t love lemonade and iced tea mixed together? It’s a great way to get some lemon and sweetness to tea…and if you add a touch of bourbon, you have a refreshing party drink!

According to Wikipedia, Arnold Palmer ordered his non-alcoholic version of the drink in a 3 parts iced tea to one part lemonade ratio, so often, that they named the drink after him. This version of mine just adds the alcohol.

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

It’s just a different ratio with an added topper of fizz and sweetness.

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

For 2 servings:

1 cup yellow lemonade from the carton
1 cup brewed iced tea ( black or orange-pekoe)
1/4 cup bourbon
splash (up to one inch at the top) of ginger ale

Directions: Get out 2 rocks glasses. Fill with ice. Divide the lemonade and iced tea between the glasses. Add 1/8 cup of bourbon to each glass.  Stir it up- and then top with the ginger ale. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

For a large party-sized pitcher I use:

3 cups yellow lemonade in the carton
3 cups brewed iced tea ( black or orange-pekoe)
3/4 cups Bourbon
1 can ginger ale for fizz & sweetness right before serving

Mix it all together and serve in a pitcher filled with ice or large dispenser. Add the ginger ale right before serving for best fizz. It also adds a bit of sweetness for those who love their tea a bit sweeter! Of course lots of ice and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!

*Note: If you like your drinks stronger, by all means add more bourbon! If you want a “mocktail” version of this just eliminate the bourbon and make a straight up “Arnold Palmer.”

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

A big “Thanks” to Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure, the host of today’s #SundaySupper Simple Mixed Drinks collection of recipes!

Classics with a Twist

Make Mine a Mocktail

Simply Different

Tasty and Tropical

Very Vino

For even more inspiration check out these Simple Mixed Drinks for a Refreshing Summer by Sunday Supper Movement
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Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

Grapefruit Salty Dog with Fizz #FoodieExtravaganza

grapefruit salty dog with fizzI know it’s mid-week and you probably aren’t thinking about tossing back any cocktails yet…or maybe you are! But I want to get you geared up for your weekend with this yummy cocktail! This is my favorite adult beverage- I am not sure if it’s the grapefruit or the salt or the fizz, but since I already love gin & tonics and I love grapefruit juice, this just makes my cocktail-day!

My sister in law was obsessed this past winter with grapefruit and vodka as her go-to drink. While I love that too, Vodka is just not my guy- if you love this drink, it is actually called a “Greyhound”- hence, when you switch it up and add salt and switch to gin, it’s a “Salty Dog.” Get it?

Isn’t that easy to remember? Now you have two fun drinks using grapefruit juice!

Here’s the formula:

I like to make it in a ratio of 1-part gin to 2-parts juice and a splash of seltzer if I am making them by the glass- but honestly…I make these by the pitcher for parties so I need to adapt it a bit so my guests aren’t dropping like flies on a barstool! Since I don’t want that, I change the ratio to more of a 1:3 ratio and add more seltzer since fizz is the best for party-cocktails, don’t you think?

Start with grapefuit juice and a salted rim:

grapefruit salty dog with fizz

Add the fizz and Gin:

Grapefruit Salty Dog Cocktail with Fizz

For 2 cocktails of Salty Dogs:

3 ounces of gin
6 ounces of grapefruit juice (fresh is best, but carton is okay)
grapefruit or another citrus flavored seltzer
kosher salt

To rim a glass in salt, wipe the edge with a grapefruit slice or water and then put top-down onto a plate with kosher salt sprinkled in it. Roll the glass until totally salty on the edges.

Fill each glass with ice.

Squeeze the grapefruit juice and add half to each glass. Split the gin into the two glasses.

Add the seltzer to top off the drinks. Stir gently and serve.

For a Pitcher of Salty Dogs:

8 ounces of gin
24 ounces of grapefruit juice
2 cans of seltzer

Mix the gin and juice in a pitcher and chill. Don’t add the seltzer yet.

Rim the glasses in salt just before your guests arrive and set them up on a tray.

Fill glasses with ice.

Add the seltzer to the pitcher. Stir.

Pour the cocktails and enjoy.

Grapefruit Salty Dog

But this is a #FoodieExtravaganza post! Aren’t there more recipes with gin? Yep! See? It’s not just me on a bender mid-week, there are others involved in this gin-theme!

See all the other gin-spiration for today’s Foodie Extravaganza:

Posting day for #FoodieExtravaganza is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

Lemony White Sangria #FoodieExtravaganza

Every time I make Sangria, I do it a little bit differently. It is a  very forgiving beverage to make for a crowd, I must say. And summertime lends itself to a less potent type of drink…so Lemonade-Sangria, or sometimes like today, I like to act fancy, so we’re calling it Lemony White Sangria. That way, you know it’s the white wine we’re after…not the red one…which we also love.

Lemony White Sangria

This is so, so easy, and each time I make it, no one is very impressed, but they manage to drink it all (!) and then ask me for the recipe! Then they just keep drinking it up. I always make a huge batch and then say that I will make a double batch the next time. Agh, well.

Here it is: Lemony White Sangria


One 12oz can of frozen lemonade (either pink or white)
1 small bag of frozen berries (either raspberries or strawberries)
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 large bottle (1.5L) of Savingon Blanc or Pinot Grigio (NOT sweet, white wine)
1 1/2 cups of vodka (or just fill up the empty lemonade can)
2 cans of berry flavored seltzer, reserve until serving


In a large pitcher, add the lemonade and the wine, stirring until the lemonade is dissolved. Add the berries, lemon, and vodka and stir. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Just before serving, add the 2 cans of seltzer, stir, and then serve cold.

Lemony White Sangria

Do you love lemon flavored anything? Do you love lemonade? I love it! There are some goodies in the Foodie Extravaganza line-up that I think you will love, hosted by Lauren of Sew You Think You Can Cook


Foodie Extravaganza

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.