Arnold Palmers

 

It’s been about a week and half since I had to whip together a menu for going up to the cabin.  I promised that I would post the Arnold Palmer drink that I made.  I had planned on doing it earlier but the issue is, it’s the Baby boy’s absolutely favoritist drink and he was heading out for the weekend (again) for a scouting event.  I promised him I would wait till after he returned. 

For those of you not into the golf circuit, Arnold Palmer, who was nicknamed “The King” (not to be confused with Elvis since Elvis was arguably not one of the best golfers in the world) has won 7 major championships.   He won 4 master’s, 1 U.S. Open and 1 Open Championship.  In addition to his 7 major championship wins he won 62…that’s right….62 PGA Tours, 17 other wins, 10 Senior PGA Tour wins and 5 other wins.  That’s a total of 94 professional wins (he also had 2 amateur wins).  He was well loved not only for his golfing skills but for his personality and commercialism.  He even has his own PGA tour called the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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When you are famous people take notice of the things you do.  It is rumored that in a golf club Arnold Palmer had ordered his 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 iced tea drink when a lady next to him overheard what he had ordered and said “I’ll have one of those Palmer drinks” also known now as half & half.

 It seemed to catch on, and now you can buy it in a can!

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The Baby boy just loveeeees this drink, he was spending all his little pennies on buying this drink in a can.  So I wanted to be able to create it at home for him.

Not really, truth is I wanted to take lemonade to the cabin and didn’t have enough lemon/lemon juice to make it happen.

Okay fine, I’ll make iced tea, oh-oh, only two tea bags!

Then the light bulb came on, I had enough to make 1/2 a pitcher of lemonade and 1/2 of a pitcher of Iced Tea.

Viola, an Arnold Palmer.

 

Ingredients

1/2 to 3/4 c lemon juice

2 tea bags

1 cup sugar

2 quarts water (divided) or less if using ice

1 lemon (if desired)

Directions 

Start by putting some water to boil, you’ll need about 2 cups boiling water.

Measure out 1/2 c of lemon juice or you can fresh squeeze 1/2 c of it.

I use organic lemon juice that is from lemons and not concentrate, which works really well for beverages or other recipes that call for large amounts of juice.

Add the juice to a 2 quart pitcher.

Normally I just use a plastic pitcher with a lid (works better for boys and husbands), but for you I brought out my Kool-Aid pitcher.

Put two tea bags in a heat proof container and add 1 cup of hot water.

Let the tea steep until it is a dark brown color, add it to the lemon juice.

 Measure out 1 cup sugar, and add another cup of boiling water.

      

Stir the sugar and water until all the sugar is dissovled.

Basically, this is a simple syrup.

 

 

 Add it to the pitcher and loads of ice (if you plan on drinking  it immediately).

Top it off with enough water to fill the pitcher.

Slice a lemon if desired. 

Put some lemons in the pitcher and stir well.

You can add sugar and a lemon wedge to the the rim of the glass to make an attractive presentation. 

Then you let the Baby boy taste it.

According to the Baby boy it was good but he thought it needed more lemon.

He can’t help it, the love for all things lemony runs deep in the family.

I added 1/4 c more of lemon juice and he declared it was perfect!

Whether you enjoy your drinks more lemony or not, you are sure to enjoy this American golfer classic.

See you on the greens.

Actually you won’t see me on the greens, I suck at golfing, but I like the idea so who knows?

Until then, TKW.

 

Arnold Palmers
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 to 3/4 c lemon juice
  2. 2 tea bags
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 2 quarts water (divided) or less if using ice
  5. 1 lemon (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Start by putting some water to boil, you'll need about 2 cups boiling water.
  2. Measure out 1/2 c of lemon juice or you can fresh squeeze 1/2 c of it. I use organic lemon juice that is from lemons and not concentrate, which works really well for beverages or other recipes that call for large amounts of juice. Add the juice to a 2 quart pitcher.
  3. Put two tea bags in a heat proof container and add 1 cup of hot water. Let the tea steep until it is a dark brown color, add it to the lemon juice.
  4. Measure out 1 cup sugar, and add another cup of boiling water. Stir the sugar and water until all the sugar is dissolved. Add it to the pitcher and loads of ice (if you plan on drinking it immediately).
  5. Top it off with enough water to fill the pitcher. Slice a lemon if desired. Put some lemons in the pitcher and stir well. You can add sugar and a lemon wedge to the the rim of the glass to make an attractive presentation.
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2 Responses to Arnold Palmers

  1. sweetlife June 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I have been wanting to try this drink, I saw paula deen make an arnold palmer cupcake and was hoping she would share the recipe..thanks for sharing

    sweetlife

  2. Kitchen Butterfly June 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    It looks wonderful – being a lemon girl though lime seems to be vying for top spot! I love the sugared rim….It is sugar, not salt, right!