The Arnold Palmer, just with a little Southern hospitality.
I love myself a nice Arnold Palmer.
The drink, that is. Don’t know any Arnold Palmers, personally.
And this is the Southern Arnold Palmer not because I want to be uppity about it, but because the classic is unsweetened except for the lemonade. Which I know a lot of Northerners never sweeten their teas and consider sweet tea weird.
Whatever makes your skirt fly up, honey.
I was introduced to it while shopping at Aventura mall with some girlfriends from high school in Miami, eating at the Nordstrom bistro. It’s sweet, slightly tangy, totally refreshing. Especially after hours of shopping in Miami.
And if you know anything about shopping in South Florida, you know you shop hard.
Have you seen my Sweet Tea recipe, by the way? That’s what I use for Arnold Palmers!
The Southern Arnold Palmer is made with sweet tea, fresh lemonade, and filled with ice and garnished with lemons. A true summer drink. While many debate over the percent of tea to lemonade, mister Arnold Palmer himself has said it’s seventy percent tea to thirty percent lemonade. Make it to your preference.
- 1 recipe of Southern Sweet Tea
- 4 cups of your favorite lemonade
- 5-6 lemons
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups water
- Slices of lemon, to garnish
- Ice cubes, to
- If making the lemonade, pour sugar and water into a saucepan over medium heat. Dissolve the sugar completely, coming to a simmer. Do not boil.
- Juice lemons into the sugar water.
- Mix sweet tea and lemonade in a large pitcher with ice cubes and lemon slices.
- Serve cold.
Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.