Anold Palmer with a Kick

Fore!! I mean – SCORE!! I ran across a recipe for a rum spiked Arnold Palmer the other day and being the golf enthusiasts we are, thought we’d give it a try. Unfortunately, the liquor stores in our area don’t carry a very wide selection of, well, anything – so try as I might, I could not locate the bottle of Don Q Mojito rum that the recipe called for. Undaunted, we figured we’d create our own version for now and this is what we came up with. It’s easy, neat and classy and I think it’ll be perfect for after my round this Friday where I play with a lovely group of talented ladies who actually tolerate my occasional “hand” wedge from the bunker!!

Arnold Palmer with a Kick
(makes 2)

3 oz. light rum
3 oz. iced tea (unsweetened)
3 oz. lemonade (we used Crystal Light which is sweetened)
4 large mint leaves
1/4 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice.

Lightly muddle mint leaves and lime juice. Add rum, iced tea and lemonade. Strain into a large glass over ice, shake and then pour into smaller glasses over ice. Garnish with mint. If you like a sweeter taste, add 1/2 to 1 tsp. simple syrup to the mix!