Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer

A unique spin on the classic Arnold Palmer made with vanilla bean-infused jasmine tea, lychee juice, and lemonade. This refreshing drink is the perfect mocktail or cocktail mixer.

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Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer - a classic Arnold Palmer made with vanilla infused jasmine tea - unique and refreshing summer mocktail (or cocktail!) TheRoastedRoot.com

With summer heating up, I’ve honestly had very little inspiration lately to create new savory recipes; however, I’ve been all over the beverages, no-bake desserts, and no-cook everythings. I’m sure once I adjust to the heat, the fire for creating new hot foods will return. In the meantime, follow me.

I made us a Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer. Essentially instead of regular black tea, we make a vanilla bean-infused jasmine tea. We then combine the tea with both lychee juice and lemonade for a unique, refreshing summer beverage. Do we add tequila? I don’t see why not..

Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer - a classic Arnold Palmer made with vanilla infused jasmine tea - unique and refreshing summer mocktail (or cocktail!) TheRoastedRoot.com

The way I see it, this Arnold Palmer situation is a lovely drink to share with friends and family over the 4th of July. You can make this a big batch beverage situation by mixing the tea, lychee juice, and lemonade all together in a big pitcher and serve it to folks all at the same time, or you can prepare the drinks separately if individuals prefer varying tea-to-lemonade ratios.

I like using my own homemade lemonade, which I make using pure maple syrup (see my Naturally Sweetened Lemonade Margaritas for my lemonade recipe), but you can use your favorite store-bought lemonade in all the land.

Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer - a classic Arnold Palmer made with vanilla infused jasmine tea - unique and refreshing summer mocktail (or cocktail!) TheRoastedRoot.com

I hope you enjoy this fun and frisky take on the classic Arnold Palmer! And stay cool!

Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer - a classic Arnold Palmer made with vanilla infused jasmine tea - unique and refreshing summer mocktail (or cocktail!) TheRoastedRoot.com

Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 people
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

Vanilla Bean Jasmine Tea

Arnold Palmers (big batch)

  • 1 cup lychee juice
  • 3 cups lemonade
  • lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

Make the Jasmine Tea:

  1. Heat the water in a saucepan on the stove top until it boils. Remove from heat and add the tea, vanilla bean scrapings and whole vanilla beans. Allow tea to steep 10 minutes. strain through a fine mesh strainer and discard the tea leaves and vanilla beans. Stir in the pure maple syrup, and refrigerate until chilled

Make Arnold Palmers:

  1. Combine the tea, lychee juice, and lemonade in a large pitcher. Stir well to combine and serve over ice with lemon wedges. As an alternative, you can make individual arnold palmers using desired tea and lemonade ratios.

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