Recipe: John Daly Cocktail


Classics never go out of style–and that is definitely true when it comes to summer cocktails. Nothing is better on a hot summer night than a gin-and-tonic, a mojito, or even a frozen fruit concoction that is topped with a mini umbrella. My go-to classic is an alcoholic twist on the traditional Arnold Palmer… the John Daly. This cocktail is a refreshing combination of lemonade, iced tea, and sweet tea vodka, creating a perfectly sweet drink that showcases the flavors of summer!

It starts with a mason jar. Fill the jar three-quarters full of ice.











Then add in some sweet tea vodka. It may sound like an interesting alcohol choice, but this type of vodka adds a sweet smokiness to the final drink.











Pour in a bit of lemonade.











Add in a bit of iced tea. I always have a pitcher of diet iced tea in my fridge, waiting to be added to John Daly cocktails!











Finally, add in a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. The addition of the lemon brightens the whole drink up and adds a nice fresh element.











Garnish with a lemon slice and add a super cute straw. Summertime bliss in a jar!










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Recipe: John Daly Cocktail

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 1


  • 1/8 cup sweet tea vodka
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 cup diet iced tea
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Ice


  1. Fill a mason jar (or a regular glass!) with ice.
  2. Pour in vodka, lemonade, and iced tea. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices and a cute straw!

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 122 | Fat: < 1gm | Saturated fat: < 1gm | Carbohydrates: 15gm | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: < 1gm | Protein: < 1gm | Cholesterol: 0mg
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Catherine is a registered dietitian, whose love of all things food and cooking started during her study abroad in Italy. She believes that all foods fit into a healthy diet (even chocolate cake), food tastes better when you cook it yourself, and that a well-stocked pantry is a lifesaver. Check her out at Simply a (RD) Foodie.

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