Arnold Palmer
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Arnold Palmer
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The Arnold Palmer cocktail is a refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage that blends the tangy-sweet taste of lemonade with the robust, soothing flavors of iced tea. Named after the legendary American golfer ... more The Arnold Palmer cocktail is a refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage that blends the tangy-sweet taste of lemonade with the robust, soothing flavors of iced tea. Named after the legendary American golfer Arnold Palmer, who was known to order this drink combination, it has become a classic and beloved thirst-quencher. Perfect for hot summer days, golf courses, or any casual social gathering, its simplicity and crisp taste make it a go-to choice for a relaxed, refreshing sip. The drink is typically served in a highball glass, often garnished with a lemon wedge to enhance its citrus notes.
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Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Arnold Palmer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass with ice
Pour in the ice tea first, followed by the lemonade
Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

Who invented the Arnold Palmer cocktail?

The Arnold Palmer cocktail is named after the American golfer Arnold Palmer. He is credited with popularizing the drink, which he made at home by combining lemonade and iced tea. The drink became well-known when Palmer ordered it in a restaurant, and a nearby patron overheard and ordered 'that Palmer drink,' thus giving it its name.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Arnold Palmer?

An Arnold Palmer is best served cold in a highball glass. It's traditionally not shaken or stirred; you simply pour lemonade and iced tea over ice. The drink can be garnished with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for added freshness.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use flavored tea or lemonade in an Arnold Palmer?

Yes, you can customize your Arnold Palmer by using flavored tea or lemonade. Consider trying peach or raspberry iced tea, or even a pink lemonade for a twist on the classic recipe. These substitutions can add an interesting depth to the traditional flavor.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a way to make an Arnold Palmer more exciting without adding alcohol?

Absolutely! Although the classic Arnold Palmer is non-alcoholic, you can make it more exciting by adding carbonated water for some fizz, or by infusing the lemonade or iced tea with herbs like basil, mint, or rosemary before mixing them together.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving an Arnold Palmer?

An Arnold Palmer is a versatile drink suitable for a variety of occasions. It's perfect for a refreshing daytime drink, at a summer BBQ or picnic, during a golf outing, or anytime you're looking for a non-alcoholic option that's flavorful and refreshing.

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