Are you looking for a refreshing summertime inspired by Morocco drink? If so, the non-alcoholic Arnold Palmer is the drink for you. The drink itself is very simple to make but is perfect for dinner or for a party.
For anyone who is wondering what exactly an “Arnold Palmer” is, it is typically created with half iced tea and half lemonade in a glass or cup. If it is a non-alcoholic beverage yet still feels special.
If you go to any golf course around America during summertime, you will see an Arnold Palmer drink!
How Did This Drink Get It’s Name?
The Arnold Palmer drink was named after golfer and businessman, Arnold Palmer (surprise, surprise!). Arnold developed the non-alcoholic beverage when he stopped at a diner called “The Witch’s Hat” outside of Akron, Ohio one day. The owner of the diner had created his own non-alcoholic mixed drink with lemonade, ice tea, and half & half which is what inspired Arnold to do it differently by having iced tea as a base for this summertime non-alcoholic drink along with lemonade.
Here Are Some of the Options You Have When Making an Arnold Palmer:
When creating your own non-alcoholic drink at home, you can combine iced tea and lemonade in whatever proportion you desire. This is where the flexibility comes in! If you want more tea or more lemonade – go for it!
How to Make Cold Brew Iced Tea
Most tea that people drink is brewed hot. But, tea can also be cold brewed. Both methods of brewing have their own benefits. But, the biggest difference between hot tea and cold brewed tea is that hot-brewed iced teas are often made with much more sugar to counter the bitterness that comes from lengthening the steeping process. Cold brews on the other hand are made without any sweeteners because you really don’t need them when using fresh ingredients – like you should be!
The main benefit of drinking cold brew iced tea is that it has a lot less caffeine compared to hot brewed iced teas because there is no heat used in this type of brewing method so less caffeine will break down into your beverage. Caffeine can also become bitter-tasting if over-extracted or steeped too long causing a bad taste.
How to Make an Arnold Palmer:
First, you will want to make half of your drink with ice tea and the other half with lemonade (or in this case, one part each).
Some people like to add so a slight amount of sugar or sweetener but again this is optional.
You could also make a simple syrup to mix into your drink.
- · 2 Cups water
- · 1 Tbsp Black tea
- · Ice
- · 2 Cups wáter
- · 1/3 Cup lemon juice
- · 2 ½ Tbsp sugar
Put tea and water in a pitcher, cover the jar. Place it in the fridge for between 12 and 24 hours.
For the syrup, boil the water and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and leave it to cool.
Squeeze the lemons and strain them. You only need the juice. Combine juice with the syrup (made in Step 2).
Fill each glass with 1/3 of lemonade, and a generous portion of ice. Top with cold brew tea.