Refreshing Summer Drink: The Arnold Palmer

Half lemonade and half ice tea, the Arnold Palmer is well on its way to becoming my go-to refreshment this summer. I swear it quenches thirst like none other. Ever tried one?This drink is named for the golfer Arnold Palmer, and if we're to believe the story on the Arnold Palmer Tee website, invented by him too. Apparently the properties fresh-squeezed lemonade combined with the caffeine of black iced tea provide a uniquely refreshing beverage experience. Especially when one is coming in from a long day on the golf course.

And I'd have to agree! I can't speak to post-golf dehydration, but as a remedy for post-work-out or even just post-work dehydration, it's excellent. I also happen to know that a glass goes quite well with a plate of fried chicken.

The drink is non-alcoholic in nature, but that doesn't mean that we can't take a few liberties. A shot of gin or vodka would be right at home here. I could even see using a bit of limoncello and a tea-infused simple syrup to make a fancy Arnold Palmer martini.

Love Arnold Palmers? Do tell!

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