Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July Monthly Cocktail Link Up + Passion Lemonade Iced Tea Cocktail Recipe

Happy Cocktail Link Up Day Gals!! This is always our very favorite post to put together, and not only because it requires lots of cocktail sampling (though of course, we certainly don't mind that part of it!). This month's cocktail is inspired by a summer classic, the Arnold Palmer, though we had to put our sequiney touch on it, which means vodka and a little bit of fruit!

One of our favorite (non-alcoholic) versions of an Arnold Palmer is the Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade from Starbucks. And since we're no strangers to doctoring up our favorite Starbucks drinks, we figured why not do it up for for the summer season too!

To start, we brewed up some passion fruit iced tea - we like to drink this with or without alcohol, so we made a big batch, though feel free to make a single serving with just one tea bag. Our favorite is Tazo Passion Tea - it's impossible for your mouth not to water when it's brewing!

Next, add in your lemonade. We opted to go with Crystal Light to make it low cal, and found that it worked best with a 3 to 1 ratio of tea versus lemonade.

Then we filled a highball glass with ice, and added a shot of vodka.

Then top with your lemonade ice tea mixture, leaving a little room on the top.

Lastly, we add some seltzer to give it some fizz, which makes it even more refreshing.

Give a stir, and you're all set! This would also work great as a refreshing mocktail, especially for any mama's to be since the tea is caffeine free! 

Now it's your turn! Join the party and link-up your favorite cocktail recipe - old or new! As always, we're not sticklers here, so feel free to take a little creative license - wine, beer, mocktails, glassware.. we love it all!

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2. Add your favorite cocktail recipe below.

3. Link back to our blog, and/or grab the link-up button!

4. Come back on the second Tuesday of each month to link up again and discover some delicious new cocktails!

Linking up today with EmilyJennifer JuniperKaryn, KristenEmilyMandyMaryJessicaMandySusanLisaNatasha, and Pam!


  1. Sounds deliciously refreshing - need to try it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. YUM! Love Passion tea lemonade so adding alcohol is a "duh - no brainer!"

  3. This sounds so good and refreshing! Perfect for a summer pool cocktail!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. This looks so yummy. Cant beat this in the summer weather!

  5. Yum!! I love Arnold Palmers, and this Tazo tea sounds so refreshing!

  6. Never had an Arnold Palmer, but this sure does sound refreshing and yummy!

  7. YUM!! I've never tried any of the TAZOs...I have too!! This looks so yummy!!

  8. Now that looks so delicious and refreshing!!!! I have never had an Arnold Palmer.

  9. YUM! Love that Tazo tea, so I'm sure this would be delish :-D

  10. Never trued to Tazo Passion Tea but it sounds really good especially with an added spike on the weekends. Thanks for linking up!

  11. Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering just looking at this - yum!

  12. Can't wait to try this! And what a fun link up, I'm going to join next month! (:

  13. This sounds amazingly delicious and refreshing!

  14. Well this sounds delicious and so refreshing! Even at sunrise! Ha

  15. This sounds SO perfect for summer...I want to try this. Great recipe!

  16. This looks delightfully delicious for a Friday happy hour! ;)

  17. Yayy! I love Tazo tea! <3 This looks so refreshing! :]


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