A toast to Arnold Palmer
“I’ll have an Arnold Palmer.” Do you know what I mean? and ice tea, and somehow my current favorite beverage. Named for the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, the drink is said to have been born in the 1960s, according to Parade magazine, when Mr. Palmer asked a waitress at a course in Palm Springs to mix lemonade into his iced tea. Another customer overheard his request, and “a Palmer” was born. It’s refreshing powers are said to be the perfect drink to revive onself after 18 holes under the sun.
Today, the Arizona Beverage Company has a corner on the market of the half iced tea, half lemonade refreshment coming in bottles of all sizes, including a 20 ounce version bearing not only the image of Arnold Palmer michael kors purses , but a golf ball shaped neck. Palmer, who stormed on the golfing scene to battle Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player just as TVs became a fixture in every American living room, is said to be a master of sports marketing.
But really, how hard is it to make your own Arnold Palmer at home? Not hard at all! You can either mix up store bought lemonade and iced tea, or you can make it from scratch.
Here are some recipes to help you stir up your own Arnold Palmer. In a saucepan, stir together the sugar and 1 cup of the water, add the lemon zest. Bring to a boil, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Halve and juice the lemons, yielding about 1 cup of juice. Pour the juice into a large pitcher. When the syrup has cooled, strain it through a fine sieve into the pitcher, pressing michael kors purses on the solids to extract as much syrup as you can. Stir the juice and syrup michael kors purses together. Add the remaining water, testing around 6 cups for your preferred level of sweetness.
Makes about 8 cups, adapted from Hillbilly Housewife
6 to 8 tea bags of your choice
4 cups cold water
1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey, optional
Add 4 cups of water to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 10 minutes, but not longer so your tea doesn’t turn out bitter. Toss tea bags into the trash.
Add the 4 cups of cold water to a pitcher, then add the hot tea water. If you like s michael kors purses weet tea, stir in sugar or honey until it has dissolved, to your taste. Chill in the ‘fridge until ready for serving.