Bourbon Arnold Palmers

Alice Seuffert


When Friday afternoon rolls around, my thoughts start turning to what’s hitting the grill and what’s filling my glass for the weekend. I love a simple cocktail, especially one I can make pitcher-style to share when friends come over.

This recipe calls for my favorite sun tea, but you can easily substitute unsweetened iced tea.  The glasses are dipped in a lemon sugar, and the drink is served over ice. The bourbon is subtle, and the Arnold Palmer signature combination of tea and lemonade makes this drink super refreshing.

This cocktail is dangerously good. Like sitting in your Adirondack chair and sipping away all evening dangerously good.

Perfect for a summer barbecue or a get together with friends, this is quickly becoming my favorite new summer cocktail.

Bourbon Arnold Palmers

Sun Tea 

  • 8 cups water
  • 4 tea bags (Celestial Honey Vanilla Chamomile)

Bourbon Arnold Palmers

  • zest from 1 large lemon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups ice
  • 3 1/2 cups sun tea (or substitute unsweetened iced tea)
  • 3 1/2 cups lemonade
  • 1 cup bourbon

Make the sun tea by filling a clear glass container with 8 cups of water and tea bags. Leave out in the sun for two hours. Chill tea.

Combine lemon zest and sugar in a bowl. Dip rims of serving glasses in water and then in lemon sugar mixture.

In a pitcher, combine ice, sun tea, lemonade, and bourbon. Pour into prepared glasses.

Serves 8-10

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The subtle bourbon flavor in these Arnold Palmer cocktails mixes with tea and lemonade to create a refreshing summer beverage.

This post was written by Alice Seuffert exclusively for BonBon Break Media, LLC.

Alice Seuffert is a Minnesota mom, wife, education researcher, and blogger at Dining with Alice, where she shares her food and family adventures. She works full-time as an education researcher for a Twin Cities nonprofit organization. On her blog, she shares her adventures making creative comfort food, experiences as a mom, and fun activities like enjoying craft beer. Alice is the Kitchen Star on the Twin Cities television show, Twin Cities Live and is known for her creative comfort food recipes and tips for busy parents.