How to Make an Arnold Palmer
Named after the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, this iced tea and lemonade concoction is a classic summer beverage. The perfect blend of sweet and tangy, an Arnold Palmer is perfect for sipping by the pool, at a BBQ, or simply lounging in the sun. In this article, we will show you how to make one from scratch.
– 2 cups of black tea
– 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemonade
– Ice cubes
– Lemon wedges (for garnish)
– Mint leaves (optional, for garnish)
1. Brew the tea: Start by brewing your black tea. You can use either loose leaf tea or tea bags, whichever you prefer. If using loose leaf tea, use 1 tablespoon of leaves for every cup of water. For tea bags, use two bags. Bring water to a boil and pour over the leaves or tea bags. Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on your preference for strength.
2. Chill the tea: Once the tea is finished brewing, remove the leaves or bags and let it cool down to room temperature. To speed up this process, you can add some ice cubes and stir occasionally until cooled.
3. Prepare the lemonade: Freshly squeezed lemon juice elevates this drink to a whole new level. Squeeze lemons until you have 1 cup of lemon juice. Combine the juice with 1 cup of cold water and sugar to taste (generally around half a cup). Stir well until sugar is dissolved.
4. Mix it all together: In a large pitcher, combine equal parts black tea and lemonade (approximately 2 cups each). Stir well.
5. Serve: Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the Arnold Palmer mixture over them. Add a lemon wedge and mint leaves as garnish, if desired.
6. Enjoy: Take your refreshing Arnold Palmer outside, sit back, and enjoy the taste of summer.
For a creative twist, try adding sparkling water or experimenting with different types of tea, such as green tea or fruit-infused tea. For adults looking to make a spiked version, consider adding your preferred liquor or spirit. Some popular choices include vodka, bourbon, or gin.
Now that you know how easy it is to make a delicious and thirst-quenching Arnold Palmer, why not mix up a batch for your next gathering? This classic summer drink is sure to please everyone, and you’ll be channeling the spirit of a golf legend in no time.