Whether you drink a classic Arnold Palmer with ice tea & lemonade or make it high octane with vodka, this is a perfect drink refreshing summer beverage.
The passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer was felt across the country as many came to know him as a professional golfer, a humanitarian and a gentleman. He will be remembered always for his contribution to the sport, to the many people whose lives he touched with his generosity and also for giving us the perfect beverage, The Arnold Palmer.
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The basic Arnold Palmer recipe contains two main ingredients: iced tea and lemonade (it’s not rocket science). But I’ve found that most people that serve “Arnie’s” think that the two are mixed in equal parts, which according to Arnie isn’t how it’s made. In an ESPN video interview, he did in 2011, the real Arnie Palmer set the record straight.
The drink as he invented it, contains 3 parts iced tea to 1 part lemonade. In a single glass, that would amount to filling the glass 3/4 of the way with iced tea and 1/4 of the way with lemonade…. easy peasy right?
Of course, you can make this delightfully refreshing drink anyway your taste buds enjoy it. In fact, I’ve been known to add a splash of tangerine juice to my version of this classic beverage. But however you enjoy your Arnie’s, don’t forget to raise your glass to the gentleman who invented that drink, Arnold Palmer.
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Arnold Palmer "The Arnie"
- 4 tea bags use your favorite brand of tea, regular or decaffeinated
- 3 cups boiling water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 boiling water
- 12 ounces Lemonade
- 1 splash tangerine juice optional
- 3-4 slices orange, lime and lemon optional
- Bring water to boil and pour 3 cups over 4 tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove bags and chill tea in the refrigerator.
- Add one cup of boiling water to 1 cup of sugar, making sure the sugar dissolves completely. This is a simple syrup to sweeten the tea. (If you don't want sweetened tea, eliminate the sugar and use all the 4 cups of water for the tea bags)
- Mix simple syrup and brewed tea together and chill.
- Add lemonade, mixing well.
- Add in citrus slices
- Serve in a Collins Glass (12-14 ounces) over ice. Feel free to add a sprig a mint.