The Art of the Arnold Palmer

{photo by Honey & Jam}

While all of you are probably drinking your Harvest Blend drinks, pumpkin lates and apple ciders…I am still sipping on my go to drink which lasts me all seasons.

I am completely obsessed with Arnold Palmers, always have been. I order it / make it whenever I can. Usually seen as “summery” drink, an Arnold Palmer is simply 1/2 ice tea, 1/2 lemonade…thats it! With my AP skills getting more fine tuned I’ve figured out that I’m more of a 3/4 ice tea, 1/4 lemonade kind of gal but to each their own.

Now, even though an AP is simply pouring your ice tea into your lemonade and vice versa, you can get pretty fancy with the idea of the arnold palmer by adding flavored teas, flavored lemonades, adding fruit for infusion or adding a little kick with bourbon or honey liqour….The key for me to any of these…is Ice, Ice Ice!! Its only best when its chilly and refreshingly cold…even if its cold outside =)

Here are some recipes that you can try at home. For a holiday kick, make a cute red berry version to help you deck the hollies.  Cheers!!

{photo by Beautiful Mess}

Classic AP:

4 large black tea bags (or 6ish regular sized tea bags)
6 cups of water

1 cup sugar
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice (from 4-6 lemons)

Infused AP Ideas:

Add fresh cut fruit

Blueberry tea + Lemonade + fresh blueberries

Peach Tea + Lemonade + fresh grapefruit (this one is my fave!)

Rooibos Tea + raspberry Lemonade + fresh raspberries

AP with a Kick:

3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 cups water
6 big strawberries
1 cup turbinado sugar (blended into fine powder)
4 cups your favorite iced tea
2 cups bourbon

Thanks Honey & Jam, A Beautiful Mess and The Chew for your great recipes



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