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Happy Hour: Southern Belle

Photograph by Daniel Montoya

It may be winter, but raise your spirits (pun intended) and take your Happy Hour to spring (just around the corner!) with these sweet-tea vodka and lemon drink. It reminds us of an Arnold Palmer, with a boozy kick. Judy Rim of the St. Felix in Hollywood is our go-to mixologist who comes up with the most creative cocktails that always hit us with a bit of nostalgia. It may be dreary, but the Southern Belle will brighten your cocktail hour all year round.

RECIPE: Southern Belle

Yields 1 cocktail



  1. Fill a mason jar with sweet tea vodka, lemon stirrings, and simple syrup.
  2. Roll it back and forth between the Mason jar and a cocktail shaker.
  3. Strain into a Mason jar filled with fresh ice cubes.
  4. Top it off with soda water.
Photograph by Daniel Montoya
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