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Arnold Palmer Iced Tea

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer Iced Tea
Courtesy of Annaliese Keller: www.malabartradingco.com

If you’re from the South, this cooler is known as “Half and Half.” An unbeatable combination of iced tea and lemonade, this classic beverage helps refresh you on the hottest of days!

 

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Arnold Palmer Iced Tea

Ingredients

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For the Iced Tea

4 tablespoons good black tea such as Assam, Ceylon, Earl Grey, or English Breakfast

1 quart fresh, filtered water, in a heat resistant pitcher or container

1 quart filtered water, cool

Heat one quart of water to boiling in large saucepan. Add loose tea to boiling water and allow to steep 4 minutes. Immediately strain tea into cool water.

Lemonade Base

1 cup water

1 cup Rain’s Choice Vanilla Sugar, and 1 cup regular cane sugar

Zest of 4 lemons

1/8 tsp salt

Juice of 6 lemons

Instructions

Combine water, sugars and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Cool, and then add the lemon juice. Strain the syrup and store in the refrigerator in a covered jar. (This base can also be used to make lemonade by using 1 part lemonade base and 4 parts water.)

To Serve

Fill a 16 ounce glass 3/4 full with ice. Put in 2 -3 tablespoons lemonade base and then slowly fill the glass with tea. Garnish with mint sprig and serve.

For alcoholic beverage, add Bourbon.

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