We have been enjoying a new drink at our house. It is called “The Arnold Palmer”. Legend has it that Arnold Palmer, the famous golfer, would always ask for a combination of lemonade and tea to drink at his country club. The wait staff came to expect this and began making it special for him. It became known as “The Arnold Palmer”.
Every summer, my husband (who is the golf pro at our small town country club) takes a different child to one of his out of town tournaments. At one of these, our oldest learned about this yummy drink. She now orders it whenever they go on one of their trips.
They were reminiscing the other day about how refreshing it is to have this drink on a hot day after many hours of golf. So, I thought I would try having it on hand at home. We have experimented, and this is the recipe we like best:
3 family size tea bags
1 pkg. unsweetened pink lemonade mix
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
Microwave the tea bags in about 2 cups water for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a 1 gallon container, mix the sugar and pink lemonade with 2 qts. water. After the tea has steeped about 5 minutes, add it to the lemonade and fill the rest of the way with water.
We call it “Ah-nah Pah-mah” (in our best southern drawl) and sip it while we pretend we are sitting on the veranda at Augusta National in Georgia, home of The Masters. When our cup runs out, we look for an imaginary waitress and say, to no one in particular, “Shu-gah, will you run and get me some more of this Ah-nah Pah-mah.”
**Yes, we know the weather outside is frightful, and we should be sipping “Fireside Mocha” or “Spice Tea” or some such hot drink, but we’re weird. Now you know.