Arnold Palmer drink is a classic thirst quenching marriage between two summertime favorites, tea, and lemonade.
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WHAT IS AN ARNOLD PALMER DRINK?
An Arnold Palmer is a combination of tea and lemonade. There are many alcoholic version but the classic was non alcoholic.
THE HISTORY OF AN ARNOLD PALMER DRINK
Arnold Palmer tells us it was really just by accident that he created this drink he is now famous for.
“My wife made a lot of iced tea for lunch, and I said, ‘Hey, babe, I’ve got an idea. You make the iced tea and make a big pitcher, and we’ll just put a little lemonade in it and see how that works.’ We mixed it up, and I got the solution about where I wanted it and I put the lemonade in it. I had it for lunch after working on the golf course. I thought, ‘Boy, this is great, babe. I’m going to take it when I play golf. I’m going to take a thermos of iced tea and lemonade.’ ”
HOW TO MAKE AN ARNOLD PALMER DRINK
WHAT KIND OF TEA TO USE?
Classic black tea is a standard, however I like Orange Pekoe because it is smooth and goes well with lemonade.
HOW TO SWEETEN AN ARNOLD PLAMER DRINK
Create a simple syrup to sweeten the drink
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar. Combine with tea after it is brewed.
HOW TO MAKE A BIG BATCH AHEAD FOR A PARTY
When hosting a party you will need to figure as follows:
- Arnold Palmer tea drink = 2 gallons of tea per 25 guest
- Boozy Arnold Palmer = 1 1/2 drinks per guest each hour
Make your tea and lemonade the day of the party. Tea, especially sweetened tea is best consumed the day it is made.
HOW TO SERVE
Serve your Arnold Palmer Iced tea lemonade in a tall glass with plenty of ice. You can add a wedge of lemon to the side of the glass. A sprig of mint is also a festive ad in to each glass.
HOW TO MAKE A BOOZY ARNOLD PALMER DRINK
A Boozy Arnold Palmer is light and refreshing, but be careful it goes down really smooth and easy.
- 1/2 cup sweet tea
- 1/2 cup lemonade
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka
Stir well and serve over ice.
A southern twist try a Peachy Arnold Palmer.
- 1 cup sweet tea
- 1/3 cup lemonade
- 1 ounce bourbon
- ½ ounce peach liqueur
- ½ of 1 peach- sliced
Mix liquids in a tall glass and stir well. Add peach slices and ice. Serve with a slice of peach of the side of the glass.
MASTERS PARTY IDEAS
The perfect time to serve an Arnold Palmer Drink is at a Masters Viewing Party while watching the tournament on t.v.
Throwing a Masters viewing party with your golf enthusiast friends will be easy with these simple decorating tips, ideas for what to wear, and recipes to help you serve traditional foods from the Masters.
Host your own Masters party serving these famous Masters recipes.
- Masters Pimento Cheese Recipe
- The Masters Egg Salad
- 7 Famous MASTERS Golf Tournament Recipes You Must Try
- Augusta National Sour Cream Pound Cake
- Pimento Cheese Crackers (using the Masters Pimento Cheese recipe)
- The Masters Peach Ice Cream Sandwich
- Arnold Palmer Drink
Arnold Palmer Drink
- 3 cups tea freshly brewed black tea or Orange Pekoe
- 1 cup lemonade homemade or store bought
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine freshly brewed tea and lemonade
- Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar. Allow to cool then combine with tea and lemonade.
- Serve chilled over ice.