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All The John Daly Cocktails Please

To round out all the content I have had for you the last three days today I have an easy but delicious cocktail that we can make from home.  One of my favorite treats to get while I am out and about is a large iced tea from my local Chick-Fil-A.  Since my leaving the house has been cut down to complete necessities only it was the first thing I cut out.  I pulled out my tea maker and immediately made a pitcher of tea and enjoyed every sip of it.  I should have been making tea at home all along ... but there is something so good about the crushed ice and someone handing it to you.  Anyway ... then I had an abundance of lemons and I made lemonade.  Well, with tea and lemonade on hand I saw my people making themselves Arnold Palmers which made me grab a bottle of my favorite spirit one evening and treat myself to a John Daly.  They are delish if you haven't already had one ... I tell you so very delish!

So when we set up the Masters table we also set up a bar, because, well ... every table and soiree needs a cocktail.  It is a super easy drink to make and is so yummy and its party friendly, which means it can be made as a punch and then your guests can choose to add a spirit or leave it as is.  It is also super tasty for young children and its a fun + easy drink to make.

I make iced tea in my tea pitcher I have had for a while and use this recipe.  I use whatever tea bags I have on hand and half of them always being mint tea.  We absolutely love a mixture of 50% regular + 50% mint tea.  It just gives it a little something extra.  Typically I make our tea unsweetened for the house, but for this recipe you will need it sweet.  I found this lemonade recipe, and it is very easy to make.  I thought it was delicious.  Since both the lemonade and the tea are sweet I would back off on the sugar in the tea recipe.  The combination will most definitely be sweet enough!

To make a John Daly ... 

1/2 c. sweet tea
1/2 c. prepared lemonade
1 1/2 oz. Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka (my personal favorite!)
Lemon wedge to garnish
Sprig of fresh mint

If you wish to make it in a pitcher or as a punch for your guests to make their own drinks as they wish, you will need to fill the container half way with sweet tea and half way with lemonade.  To achieve a perfect Arnold Palmer you would use 1/3 lemonade and 2/3 sweet tea.  I slice lemon wedges to float and then add in little sprigs of mint to make it pretty. 

On the side in small bowls you can leave lemon wedges for use as garnish and a vase of mint for people to add in themselves.  I also love adding in pretty straws which I would display in a cup as well.

And, as always, serve in a pretty cup.  Cheers to to all, and the most love and prayers I can send!  💗

1 comment:

  1. Paige, you are always something extra and that is why we love you. Hope you and your family are doing well!!!!



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