arnold palmer

To me, my two brothers and a handful of avid golfers, there is nothing more quintessentially summer that an Arnold Palmer.

We grew up a grandfather who spent his retirement on the golf course and whose living room boasted a framed (and signed) photograph of Arnold Palmer himself, the golfing legend who grew up just 40 miles outside of my grandfather’s home town.

Now, I am not a golfer.  I have never played a full round of golf and have only been to a driving range a handful of times.  Most of the Arnold Palmers I drank were pool-side.

Whether enjoyed pool-side, after the 18th hole or (sigh) at the end of a work day, this classic drink is one that will leave you refreshed and renewed.

arnold palmer
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yield: 2 servings

You could make this drink any which way you choose, the ultimate goal being that you end up with a glass of ice filled with 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 iced tea.  I choose to start with iced tea as it has become a staple in our fridge and so the following is my method.  As always, it can be multiplied to serve more and of course, adjusted for sweetness to your liking.

Iced Tea (about 1 cup), unsweetened
1 lemon
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup water
lemon wedges, for garnish

1.  Juice the lemon.  Add 1 Tablespoon sugar and stir vigorously to combine.  Add 1 cup water.

2.  Fill a glass with ice.  Fill 1/2 way with lemonade.  Fill remaining 1/2 with iced tea.

3.  Stir to combine.  Garnish with lemon wedge.

Source:  Lemonade adapted from A Couple Cooks


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