Tipsy Arnold Palmer

April 27, 2015
3 Ratings
Photo by Kaitlyn
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

If you ask a group of golfers to tell you how the Arnold Palmer came to life, they’ll tell you a few dozen stories. And we like a drink that’s got a good story—plus the bite of bourbon. —Samantha Weiss Hills

What You'll Need
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Strips of zest from 1 lemon
  • Strips of zest from 1 orange
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  1. Pour boiling water over tea bags, sugar, and zest in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved; cover and steep 5 minutes.
  2. Pour mixture through strainer into a pitcher, discarding tea bags and zest.
  3. Stir in 4 cups cold water and next 2 ingredients. Cover and chill, then serve over ice, garnished with a lemon wheel.

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3 Reviews

Nancy E. August 24, 2017
Do the water and lemon juice amounts change if the bourbon is omitted? I don't drink and would like to make this drink without alcohol. Thanks.
Ryan P. February 2, 2016
A real hole-in-one.
gingk May 6, 2015
Just made up a half gallon of this stuff....taking it along on our Mothers Day campout!