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Jun 21

Raspberry Arnold Palmer

This post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine.

This Raspberry Arnold Palmer will quench your thirst at your next summer gathering! The classic drink is jazzed up with raspberry and can even be made for adults only!

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When I was a little girl, I had this BFF named Nadia. She and her mom lived with her grandparents, exactly 5 houses away from mine. We would hang out there a lot, probably because her grandparents would be home in summer and on vacations, while my parents were at work.

Our favorite thing to do was break out the Lego’s and watch old episodes of I Love Lucy while polishing off a bag of Doritos. Oh, and doing plays for our parents. My favorite one to re-enact was The Parent Trap. She’d wear a paper bag as a skirt and I would sneak behind her and cut out a section, just like in the bridge scene of the movie. Those are some of the fondest memories of my childhood.

Once of the things that I always drank at her house was iced tea. Her grandfather used the powder and made the tea in old juice jars. We’d drink gallons of it! He made it strong too – the drink had just that little bit of burn from the powder not quite dissolved. It’s been over 25 years, but I can still taste that iced tea.

For some reason, I’ve never drank iced tea since. Now, lemonade, that I love. I drink Crystal Light every day in summer. So when I was brainstorming a good summer drink to serve for a party, somehow and Arnold Palmer jumped into my head.

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An Arnold Palmer is just lemonade and iced tea mixed together. It’s such a simple drink, but it sounds so fancy! I decided to dress up my Arnold Palmer a little by adding muddled raspberries to the glass. It adds a berry tartness that is so good mixed with the lemonade and iced tea.

You can use any ice tea you want, but I used this Limon Black Ice Tea that I got at World Market. I wanted to brew ice tea instead of buying a jug and when I saw this, I knew it would be perfect.

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In fact, if you’re hosting a party this summer, or doing any sort of Outdoor Entertaining, you should totally check out World Market. I absolutely love all of their stuff. It’s one of those stores I can spend so many hours in. They have just about everything you’d need to make an awesome party.

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All of the stuff in that picture above is from World Market. I absolutely love teal and red together. In fact, if there is one color combination I am obsessed with, it’s that one!

And guess what? That peeking redish salmon tablecloth underneath? It’s not a tablecloth! It’s a scarf. I couldn’t find a tablecloth I liked, but World Market has a huge selection of cool scarves. Just a little tip – scour your closet. Maybe you have some great table linens hidden behind your purses!

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Back to this drink. Isn’t it pretty? I added a sprig of basil because I didn’t have mint for garnish, but add what you have!

This drink is a fantastic afternoon thirst quencher. But it also makes a perfect evening cocktail! If you feel like jazzing this Raspberry Arnold Palmer up for adults only, just add a shot of vodka with the drink and raspberries to a cocktail shaker. You’ll have a drink that will make the parents happy!

Plain or alcoholic, this is a fabulous drink. I can’t believe I went so long without iced tea!

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And I cant’ believe I’ve lived my life so long without plastic stemless glasses. Best. Purchase. EVER!


Raspberry Arnold Palmer

Yield: 12 servings

A refreshing summer drink that everyone will love!


  • 4 cups ice tea
  • 8 cups lemonade (I used Crystal Light)
  • Raspberries
  • Basil or mint and raspberries, for garnish
  • Optional for adults only: 1 ounce berry or regular vodka per serving


  1. Add ice tea and lemonade to a pitcher. When ready to serve, place 4 raspberries in each glass and muddle with a spoon. Add ice and pour drink over ice and raspberries. Garnish with mint or basil and an extra raspberry.
  2. For and Adults-only version: Place 4 raspberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle with a spoon. Add ice and 1 cup of the drink. Shake and pour into a glass. Garnish with an extra raspberry and basil or mint.

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Thanks to World Market for sponsoring this post!

78 comments on “Raspberry Arnold Palmer

  1. Beautiful photos, Dorothy!! This drink is awesome and it is actually something my crazy picky brothers would go crazy for!! They drink Arnold Palmers like no tomorrow! I really must make this!!

  2. love love love World Market – all of our outdoor stuff comes from there and it’s fantastic. Also love that whenever I visit a local store I wind up seeing a family member as both of my sisters, my brother, and (soon to be) brother-in-law all work at them (when two of them aren’t at school). They are a great company and love that I can support my family while buying incredible fair trade organic coffee!

  3. I have actually never had one of these before. I would totally go for the adult version!!

  4. Oh, hello there! I have a feeling this will become a new summer staple in my house… Great drink for beating the Texas heat!

  5. This is one of those drinks where when I try it I know I will never be able to drink plain ice tea or lemonade again! I just love the raspberries!

  6. My hubby loves Arnold Palmer’s and the addition of raspberries might make me one too!

  7. World Market is full of fun stuff, they get me every time! Love your version of this drink!

  8. Wow, that set up is GORGEOUS. The teal and the red is so pretty – I’ll have to keep that in mind for the Fourth of July. And this drink! Not only does it have color and texture, it is easy and sure to please everyone! The simplicity, yet stunning-ness, of all your recipes is why I keep coming back, Dorothy!

  9. YUM! I love Arnold Palmers but only have them when I go to a restaurant! So easy to make at home too!

  10. What a great story about your childhood! I love this drink and I am pinning and tweeting you!

  11. When you come back from Disneyland, I am hereby inviting myself over for a trough of these. And I’ll bring the booze :)

  12. Ok, so, I had heard of an Arnold Palmer, but had no idea what it was…thanks for enlightening me! It sounds totally delicious – my two favorite summertime drinks in one!

  13. At the old age of 27, we recently discovered the cans of Arnold Palmer at the store. I have no idea how I missed this drink for so long! It’d be great to add vodka to.

  14. These look beyond delicious! And OMG, Dorothy, these photos are amazing. So gorgeous!!

  15. This looks yummy!

  16. Perfect beverage for the summer. Beautiful photos…

  17. You mean “arnold palmer”s half and half” yes I tried it too. There’s also a rasberry flavored version ( I think) I remember my mom used to make “tea flavored lemonade” by putting some nestea® in some homemade lemonade, and it tasted good too. 😉

  18. Happy Summer — looks so good. I could use one right now!!!

  19. Ohhhh I think this could easily be my summer 2013 drink! Love it!

  20. I was just at World Market today {best work lunch break EVER} – one of my fave places to shop! :-) These drinks are sooooo pretty, Dorothy! Now I need to go back and get some of that tea! :-)

  21. I’m loving the sound of these Dorothy! And your photos are gorgeous!

  22. has there ever been a more perfect summer drink?? I think not.

  23. I love looking around at World Market! This looks sooo refreshing, beautiful pictures too!

  24. Everything looks so posh and pretty! I haven’t been to World Market in a few years, but I think it’s time to change that… Just as long as I leave my credit cards and cash at home! 😉

    And one of my all-time favorite color combinations is pink and orange. I discovered it in 8th grade. Not sure why I like it so much — maybe because it’s bright and fun? (Although I do prefer it when they’re pastels instead of neons!)

  25. I absolutely love a good ole fashioned sweet tea/lemonade mix! I also love flavored teas and lemonades! This is literally the best of both worlds. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out sometime soon.

  26. Love the combo of flavors! This will be made soon …. Thank you :)

  27. we were just at Cost Plus, and i wanted to buy one of everything. We LOVE those plates, and this drink id gorgeous

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  29. Sounds and looks delicious. Why have I never heard of an Arnold Palmer before?!

  30. I love your tweaking of this classic beverage, Dorothy! And you did the right thing by using tea bags for the iced tea! That’s the way to go when making tea!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  31. Wow!!! Those photos turned out really stellar! Great job!!

  32. Ooo, I love that tea! I have so many of them :) This sounds like a great, refreshing drink!

  33. LOVE World Market! Great drink recipe, too. Perfect for a stay-home date night. :)

  34. I heart world market! And these drinks-amazing!! They look like they’d be perfect for summer nights!!

  35. Iced tea and raspberry lemonade? What a perfect combination!!

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  38. Sounds delish! I love easy drinks that everyone will enjoy! Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!

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  43. I LOVE World Market. And I got my stemless wine glasses there – champagne flutes too. I’ve been drinking APs for years. I think maybe one of the reasons this one tasted to special to you is that limon is lime (not lemon) so it had that extra kick. I’m definitely looking for it next I”m at Cost Plus. Thanks for a great post.

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