John Daly
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John Daly
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The John Daly cocktail is a refreshing and easy-drinking blend that serves as a spirited twist on the classic Arnold Palmer. Named after the American professional golfer known for his ... more The John Daly cocktail is a refreshing and easy-drinking blend that serves as a spirited twist on the classic Arnold Palmer. Named after the American professional golfer known for his charismatic personality, the drink combines the tangy sweetness of lemonade with the brisk, tannic notes of iced tea, rounded out by the smooth kick of vodka. Typically served in a highball glass, this cocktail is a popular choice on hot days, offering a balance of flavors ideal for sipping during a leisurely round of golf or a casual backyard gathering. The John Daly is made to be enjoyed cold and has a reputation as a laid-back, sociable beverage.
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Iced tea
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Lemon
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4.44% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a John Daly

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the iced tea and lemonade to the glass, followed by the vodka
Give it a stir, garnish with a slice of lemon and serve
~ Can be served over ice. Recipe is enough for 2 glasses. ~

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the John Daly cocktail?

The John Daly cocktail is named after the famous American golfer, John Daly, known for his extraordinary personality and achievements on the golf course. The drink is essentially an alcoholic twist on the Arnold Palmer, which is a non-alcoholic beverage composed of equal parts lemonade and iced tea. The addition of vodka transforms it into the John Daly, celebrating the golfer's reputed preference for spirited beverages.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a John Daly?

The best way to serve a John Daly is cold, in a highball glass. First, fill the glass with ice to keep the drink well-chilled. Then, pour in the vodka, followed by equal parts of lemonade and iced tea, and stir well to combine. The highball glass showcases the drink's appeal and ensures a refreshing experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different spirit for vodka in a John Daly?

Yes, while vodka is traditional in a John Daly for its neutral flavor, you can substitute it with other spirits to suit your taste. Bourbon or rum can be used for a sweeter, more full-bodied cocktail. If using a stronger-flavored spirit, consider adjusting the proportions to ensure the balanced taste of lemonade and iced tea still shines through.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize a John Daly to make it more unique?

To customize a John Daly, consider adding a splash of flavored syrup, such as peach or raspberry, to add a unique twist to the classic flavor profile. Additionally, muddled fruits like strawberries or blueberries can introduce a fresh, summery vibe. For a more decorative approach, garnish with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for an extra touch of elegance and flavor.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are perfect for serving a John Daly?

The John Daly is perfect for a variety of occasions, particularly those that are laid-back and casual. It's ideal for summer barbecues, golf outings, or any outdoor gathering where a refreshing, easy-drinking cocktail is desired. Its refreshing taste profile also makes it a great choice for brunches or afternoon picnics.

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