I wrote about the Arnold Palmer drink last year when I stumbled across cans of an Arizona Iced Tea beverage labeled Arnold Palmer Lite Half & Half.
The Arnold Palmer drink recipe is pretty simple:
- Make some tea, make some lemonade; chill.
- Drop a few ice cubes into a tall glass.
- Fill halfway with tea; fill up with lemonade; stir.
The basic recipe isn't the only recipe, however. Using sweet tea, rather than unsweetened tea, in the mixture results in a drink called the Winnie Palmer (Palmer's first wife), according to Wikipedia. Any Arnold Palmer drink to which alcohol is added can be called an "adult Arnold Palmer"; an Arnold Palmer with vodka added is sometimes called a John Daly.
And then there are the Arnold Palmer cupcakes made by Food Network personality Paula Deen, who bestowed that name upon them because her recipe includes black tea and lemon, and the cupcakes are frosted with an icing making use of the same tea/lemon flavor combo.