John Daly (drink)

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A John Daly is an alcoholic mixed drink consisting of lemonade, iced tea, and vodka. Alternatively, it can be made with lemonade and sweet tea vodka, a vodka infusion.[1][2] These drinks are based on the non-alcoholic Arnold Palmer consisting of iced tea and lemonade. Both drinks are named after professional golfers; the John Daly name is a tongue-in-cheek nod to Daly's problems with alcohol abuse.[3]

John Daly considers the use of his name without authorization to be trademark infringement.[4] Daly's argument against the use of his name for the drink may be because of the authorized John Daly drink that has come to market in three different flavors: sweet tea/lemonade, peach tea/lemonade, and raspberry tea/lemonade, each of which is 30 proof.[5]

Variations of the John Daly[edit]

One variation is the Southern-Style John Daly, which includes bourbon and mint in place of the vodka.[6]

Another variation of the John Daly adds a splash of orange juice into the drink.

A stronger variation called the Happy Gilmore, named for the movie character, uses Everclear.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sweet Tea Vodka,, May 27, 2010
  2. ^ a b "Drinks for the Masters: Arnold Palmer". 5 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "The New Drink: The John Daly". Around Philly. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Drink Up: John Daly doesn't like the 'John Daly'". September 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ "John Daly's new drink is like Arnold Palmer's but boozier". 20 December 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Killius, Jen (21 May 2013). "Memorial Day Drinks: 5 Fun and Easy Summer Pitcher Cocktails". Drink Philly. Retrieved 9 July 2013.