What Makes Giada De Laurentiis' Spiked Arnold Palmer Recipe Unique

Offering the perfect mix of sweet, bold, home-brewed iced tea with citrusy sour lemonade combined over ice, an Arnold Palmer simply tastes like summer. Served by the pool in the middle of the afternoon, in the shade of the porch swing during a sunset, or even sipping one during lunch on a busy day will surely transport your tastebuds to a relaxing moment and bring a smile to your face. But what's even better than a normal Arnold Palmer? A spiked one, of course! 

A great drink for a casual kickback or a weekend wind-down, boozy Arnold Palmers are growing in popularity and can even be bought in a can at the grocery store. Making it yourself at home is even sweeter, and who better than celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis to provide us with an awesome recipe that will have you savoring your new favorite drink in no time? There is a certain unique part to her take on the beverage, though, that is unlike any other recipe we've seen — and it sounds delicious.

Giada de Laurentiis offers a zesty twist

Giada De Laurentiis' special recipe for a spiked Arnold Palmer was published by Food Network, and it isn't just any old way to make the popular beverage. Instead of spiking the drink with whiskey or bourbon, as is typical in homemade takes on this boozy iced tea and lemonade combo, De Laurentiis opts for Limoncello, the Italian liqueur. Limoncello is most commonly enjoyed as an after-dinner digestif to help the food settle in your stomach, and the zesty kick it provides does sound like the perfect addition to the classic summertime drink.

The recipe also includes a special tip to prevent dilution — don't use normal ice cubes. Instead, plan ahead and fill an ice tray with ice tea and lemon zest. Pop it in the freezer, and soon you'll have the perfect citrus ice cubes to serve with this drink as well.

The next time you're searching for the perfect cocktail to drink in the sun, pucker up to Giada De Laurentiis' Limoncello Arnold Palmer.