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Boozy Arnold Palmer

Recipe: Lee Zaremba Swift & Sons Tavern , Chicago

Photo: Galdones Photography

The classic combo of iced tea and lemonade gets an extra-summery twist. 

Playing with the framework of the classic Arnold Palmer (a simple mix of iced tea and lemonade), Lee Zaremba introduces vodka and a refreshing hibiscus syrup to the mix in this update.


  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • 2½ oz. chilled black tea
  • ¾ oz. hibiscus syrup
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Garnishes:2 thin lemon wheels
  • Glass:Collins or highball


Shake all of the ingredients together in a shaker with ice, then strain over crushed ice. Garnish.

Hibiscus Syrup: Add 12½ grams of dried hibiscus leaves to 2 cups of 1:1 simple syrup. Heat on medium-high for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool in ice bath. Strain, and store in fridge.

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