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Refreshing Boozy Arnold Palmers Recipe: A Twist On An All-America Classic

Mint tea adds bright flavor

An Arnold Palmer is a mixture of iced tea and lemonade. As the story goes, it is named after the legendary golfer who ordered this refreshing summer beverage in the 1960s. Some say he actually invented it. Today it’s a popular restaurant drink, but it’s easy to make at home. That’s what inspired this Boozy Arnold Palmer recipe.

We make a syrup with lemon zest and sugar then add freshly squeezed lemon juice. For the iced tea, mint tea bags stand in for regular black tea. The herb adds a bright finish that’s delicious with lemonade. For the kicker, simply stir in a splash of bourbon. The drink is easy to customize too. You can try any kind of citrus, pair it with your favorite tea and add your liquor of choice. The possibilities are endless so it’s fun to get creative. Give it a try. Then let us know — how did you jazz up your Arnold Palmer?

Yields

4 Servings

Total Time

Prep Time

Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 mint tea bags
  • 6 oz. bourbon
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint sprigs and lemon slices

Instructions

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Grate 2 tsp. zest and squeeze ½ cup juice from lemons. In pot, combine ½ cup water, zest and sugar; over medium heat, cook until sugar dissolves, 3 min. Add juice and 1 cup cold water. Cool; reserve.

In pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil; add tea bags. Remove from heat; steep 3 min. Remove tea bags; cool.

Pour into pitcher; add lemon mixture and bourbon. Stir until combined. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint and lemon slices.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 0 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 0 gram
  • Protein: 0 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 0 gram
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sugar: 1 gram
  • Sodium: 0 mg

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