Arnold Palmer Iced Tea

Arnold Palmer Iced Tea

How to Make an Arnold Palmer

Wondering how to make an Arnold Palmer? This classic Arnold Palmer Iced Tea can be made both spiked or virgin.  Named after the legendary golfer, an Arnold Palmer drink is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

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Wondering how to make an Arnold Palmer? This classic Arnold Palmer Iced Tea can be made both spiked or virgin.  Named after the legendary golfer, an Arnold Palmer drink is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

Arnold Palmer Iced Tea – the perfect Summertime Drink!

If you love iced tea and lemonade then you’re likely an Arnold Palmer drink person. Whatever you might call it – a “half and half” or an “Arnold Palmer Iced Tea“, this drink is amazing, especially if you love a sweet iced tea with lots of lemon freshness!  Wonderful on a hot day, or whenever you’re looking to quench your thirst, this drink is great to have on hand all summer long!

Iced tea and lemonade come together for one refreshing, delicious drink! Named after the legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, this classic summertime beverage is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

Why is lemonade and iced tea called Arnold Palmer?

Do you know how the Arnold Palmer drink got its name?  So, back in 1960 when the pro-golfer was competing in the US Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, CO, Mr. Palmer  walked up to the bar, and ordered a half lemonade, half iced tea, which he loved to drink at home.  

Shortly, a woman in the bar overheard Mr. Palmer’s drink order and specifically asked for a “Palmer,” wanting the half iced tea, half lemonade drink. Immediately, the drink name stuck, Arnold Palmer went on to golf greatness, and ever since then a “half and half” is now known as an “Arnold Palmer.”

Iced tea and lemonade come together for one refreshing, delicious drink! Named after the legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, this classic summertime beverage is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

How do you make an Arnold Palmer from scratch?

Forget the powdered mix or canned stuff, making a pitcher of Arnold Palmer is simple with just a few fresh ingredients.  For the lemonade portion, you’ll need lemon juice (fresh or bottled), sugar and water.  For the tea portion, all you need is a few tea bags, and water.  Add fresh lemon slices and some sprigs of mint for a gorgeous summertime drink! If spiking this drink, you can choose from sweet tea vodka or bourbon.

What is Arnold Palmer spiked with?

Either sweet tea vodka or bourbon (one, 1 oz. shot of either per glass.) 

Iced tea and lemonade come together for one refreshing, delicious drink! Named after the legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, this classic summertime beverage is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

 

If you love a refreshing summertime drink, check out some of my other drink recipes to wet your whistle:

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Frosted Lemonade

Ginger Peach Iced Tea

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Ginger Peach Moscow Mule

Lemon Raspberry Mimosas

Pina Colada Champagne Punch

Apple Cider Shandy at Real Housemom’s

 

Wondering how to make an Arnold Palmer? This classic Arnold Palmer Iced Tea can be made both spiked or virgin.  Named after the legendary golfer, an Arnold Palmer drink is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

 

Here’s the easy recipe for how to make an Arnold Palmer:

Serves 8 drinks

Arnold Palmer Iced Tea

Iced tea and lemonade come together for one refreshing, delicious drink! Named after the legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, this classic summertime beverage is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Iced Tea portion:
  • 3-4 black tea bags,
  • 4 c. water, divided
  • Lemonade portion:
  • 3/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 3 1/4 c. cold water
  • Optional alcohol:
  • 1 oz. sweet tea vodka or bourbon, per glass

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe glass measuring cup or bowl, add 2 c. of water with 3-4 black tea bags. Microwave for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and let tea steep for about 5-10 minutes. Remove tea bags, pour tea concentrate into a pitcher and add 2 more cups of cold water. Stir.
  2. In a separate container, like a large glass measuring cup, combine lemon juice, sugar and 3 1/4 c. cold water. Stir to dilute sugar. Pour into pitcher with ice tea mixture and stir to combine. Chill. When ready to serve, pour into glasses over ice. Keep refrigerated.

Notes

For a sweeter tea, increase sugar to 3/4 cup. For a more tart, less sweet tea, reduce sugar to 1/3 - 1/4 cup of sugar. Adjust to your taste preference.

For a spiked version: Add either Sweet Tea flavored vodka or Bourbon (one 1 oz. shot of either), per glass.

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I hope you get the chance to kick up your heels, pull up a comfortable lawn chair and cool off with this delicious Arnold Palmer drink!  Enjoy! ~Erin

 

Wondering how to make an Arnold Palmer? This classic Arnold Palmer Iced Tea can be made both spiked or virgin.  Named after the legendary golfer, an Arnold Palmer drink is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day!

Comments

  1. Such a perfect warm weather drink!
  2. That ice tea looks so refreshing and scrumptious. Thanks for sharing. Pinning! :P
  3. This looks so delicious! I've never actually made this classic beverage! I so have to try it! Thanks for sharing!
  4. AP! My husband's favorite! Thanks for sharing!
  5. SO refreshing on a hot summer's day. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.
  6. Looks simple and simply delicious. Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" link up!
  7. This would be a yummy spring / summer cocktail to try. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Pinned & shared.
  8. This is my husbands favorite drink. We make it sometimes but he also buys it. Arnold Palmer was from Latrobe, Pa which was about an hour from our house. We use to go there all the time. I need to try your version. Hugs, Bev
  9. My husband always orders this at the restaurant. Now I'll try and make him some at home. :)
  10. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again. Hugs, Bev
  11. I just pinned your Arnold Palmer Iced Tea to enjoy this summer. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon! Miz Helen
  12. Such a fun story as to how it got it's name! Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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