John Daly (drink)
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. 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.
The drink was initially made popular at the Whiskey Creek Golf Course in Fort Myers, FL by bartender Ian Forret during Daly's 2005 run at the Dirty Gator Open . John Daly considered the use of his name without authorization to be trademark infringement. In response Daly formed the GIASI Beverage Company in 2010 with two of his close friends. Daly is the majority share holder. GIASI stands for Grip It And Sip It a play on words of his famous "Grip it and Rip it" catch phrase. Bottled by Frank-Lin Distiller's in Fairfield CA the official Original John Daly Cocktail came to market in 2013. Initial reach in California and Nevada has swept to 13 states including his home state of Arkansas, Texas and Illinois. GIASI offers three different flavors of the 30 proof ABV vodka based 'READY TO DRINK' cocktail: sweet tea/lemonade, peach tea/lemonade, and raspberry tea/lemonade.
Variations of the John Daly
Increasingly popular at Deer Valley Golf Course in Barneveld, WI., the Juan Daly uses tequila instead of vodka.
A variation in the Inlet Beach, FL. area is termed the "John Gaaaa Leeee". This strong version uses a whole glass of vodka with a splash of lemonade/iced-tea mix. A reduced-carbohydrate version uses sugarless lemonade and iced-tea mixes.
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