Tipsy Arnold Palmer
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Tipsy Arnold Palmer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Tipsy Arnold Palmer is a spirited twist on the classic non-alcoholic beverage named after the renowned American golfer Arnold Palmer. It is a refreshing mix that combines the tartness ... more The Tipsy Arnold Palmer is a spirited twist on the classic non-alcoholic beverage named after the renowned American golfer Arnold Palmer. It is a refreshing mix that combines the tartness of lemon juice with the sweet and robust flavor of black tea, providing a perfect balance of citrusy zing and soothing tea notes. The addition of bourbon infuses the drink with a smooth, oaky warmth, making it an ideal choice for a relaxed outdoor gathering or a casual get-together. Enhanced with the subtle aromatics of orange and lemon zest, this cocktail offers a complex flavor profile served in a pitcher, perfect for sharing with friends on a lazy summer afternoon.
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Black tea
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Lemon
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6.75% | 9.6 units *

Pitcher glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Tipsy Arnold Palmer is a playful spin on its namesake, blending tart lemon and robust black tea with the cozy mellowness of bourbon. Citrus zest infuses a fresh complexity that makes this pitcher cocktail a jovial choice for gatherings that linger into golden hours.

Method
How to make a Tipsy Arnold Palmer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Place four tea bags in a large bowl with the sugar and the zest of one orange and one lemon, and pour four cups of boiling water over the top
Stir until all the sugar has dissolved, and then cover and leave to steep for five minutes
Strain into a pitcher, discarding the tea bags and zest
Add four cups of cold water, along with the bourbon and lemon juice
Chill and serve over ice with a lemon peel garnish
~ This recipe makes enough for one large bowl. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Zest  ·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Tipsy Arnold Palmer to ensure an even mix of flavors?

To properly stir the Tipsy Arnold Palmer, use a long spoon to reach the bottom of your pitcher. Stir in a circular motion for about 30 seconds to a minute, ensuring that the sugar dissolves fully and the lemon juice, bourbon, and black tea are well combined. This technique helps to cool the mixture evenly while preserving the delicate balance of flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Tipsy Arnold Palmer?

The Tipsy Arnold Palmer is best served cold in a pitcher glass. For an enhanced presentation, add ice cubes to individual glasses before pouring the cocktail. Garnish each glass with a slice of orange or lemon to highlight the citrus notes in the drink. This cocktail is perfect for backyard barbecues or summer gatherings.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative garnishing ideas for the Tipsy Arnold Palmer?

Beyond the classic orange or lemon slices, consider adding a sprig of fresh mint or basil for a refreshing aroma. Edible flowers or a twist of lemon peel can add a sophisticated touch. For a playful garnish, skewer a few frozen blackberries on a cocktail stick for a fruity addition that also helps keep the drink cool.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Tipsy Arnold Palmer?

To create a non-alcoholic version, simply substitute the bourbon with additional black tea or a non-alcoholic bourbon alternative. Ensure the replacement liquid adds up to the same volume as the bourbon to maintain the balance of flavors. This variation allows everyone to enjoy the refreshing qualities of the cocktail without the alcohol content.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What foods pair well with the Tipsy Arnold Palmer?

The Tipsy Arnold Palmer pairs wonderfully with barbecue dishes, such as grilled chicken, pulled pork, or brisket. Its tangy and slightly sweet profile also complements summer salads, seafood dishes like shrimp or crab cakes, and light appetizers, such as cheese and crackers or fresh fruit. The cocktail's versatility makes it a great choice for a variety of meals.

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