Recently, Crooksie took me to a sports bar & grill for lunch, and I noticed an Arnold Palmer on the list of drinks. Iced tea and lemonade. Lots of people order iced tea with lemon. But lemonade?
I fell in love.
How is it I had never heard of an Arnold Palmer before that day? Evidently, it’s been around since 1960. The story goes that Arnold Palmer, the golfing legend, ordered the drink while at the U.S. Open at a Denver country club. His wife had been making them at home for years. Moments later, seeing Arnold with his favorite drink, one of the country club guests ordered one, too.
And the rest is history.
Super simple. Refreshing. The perfect summer time drink.
If you’re up for it, add a shot of vodka. Nice. Very nice.
Note: I made my own lemonade, but you can use frozen concentrate or your favorite bottled. Just use equal parts of tea and lemonade.
- 2 family size tea bags
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
- 8 cups water
- To make Lemonade:
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- Juice lemons, discarding seeds. Keep pulp, if desired. Combine chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups of water.
- To make tea:
- Steep tea bags in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
- Combine the 4 cups of brewed tea and 4 cups of lemonade in pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice. Serve.