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Drink the Book: Arnie Palmer Jelly Shots
Sweet tea vodka is quick becoming one of this summer's guilty pleasures. Mixed with club soda and garnished with a wedge of lemon, the stuff goes down just about as easy as its zero proof inspiration, making it prime jelly shot material.
Taking a cue from the Arnold Palmer (otherwise known as the half and half), these sweet tea and lemonade jelly shots from Michelle Palm's Jelly Shot Test Kitchen, this spiked combo of iced tea and lemonade could just as easily be called the John Daly for their hefty vodka content.
Just like last week's festive Blue Hawaii Jelly Shots, these Arnie Palmers are made using a two layer method. The tea layer is made up of both sweet tea vodka, strong-brewed black tea, and simple syrup. It's left to set while the lemon layer is prepared. You can either make a lemon syrup using fresh lemons or use Palm's shortcut method with strained lemonade mix—either one will pack plenty of lemony punch.
Once set and sliced, these shots end up being just as refreshing as their sippable inspiration but a whole lot more fun.
As always with our Drink the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen to give away this month.