Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A traditional Arnold Palmer is a beverage consisting of half lemonade, half iced tea, named after the famous American golfer. This version has a light mint twist for summer! Have Arnold make an appearance at your next summer get-together!
Minty Arnold Palmer
Makes ~12 cups
8 cups boiling water
4 peppermint herbal tea bags
4 black tea bags
1 cup simple syrup *see below
2 1/2 cups lemon juice
4 cups ice cubes
1/2 cup fresh peppermint leaves, torn
*For simple syrup: Place 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until sugar has full dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
Place tea bags into a large glass container and add boiling water. Allow bags to steep for 10 minutes, then remove from container. Stir simple syrup into tea, then add lemon juice and ice cubes. Place container in refrigerator and allow to chill for 1 hour.
When chilled, add mint leaves. Serve over ice cubes.
*Alternative adult beverage: add 1/3 cup gin, 1/3 cup Minty Arnold Palmer mixture, and 1/3 cup tonic water over ice.
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, HFS at 3:40 PM