Named for the professional golfer, an Arnold Palmer is a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage made with equal parts iced tea and lemonade.

Glasses of arnold palmer (iced tea and lemonade).
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Arnold Palmer Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for an arnold palmer.

Ingredient notes

  • Water: To use a tea kettle, bring 4 cups water to boil. In a large measuring cup or bowl, pour boiling water over tea bags.
  • Black tea: I have been drinking PG Tips since 1998 and it’s my absolute favorite, but feel free to use your own favorite black tea.
  • Lemons: When purchasing lemons, choose large ones that give slightly to gentle pressure. Look for thinner-skinned lemons. Avoid lemons that still have some green spots, as well as hard lemons with thicker skin.
  • Sugar: It’s okay to use more or less sugar. We haven’t tested the lemonade with sugar substitutes or other sweeteners, but you are welcome to experiment.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. To make the tea, in a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow to steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and cool to room temperature.
Boiling iced tea in a saucepan.
  1. To make the lemonade, in the bottom of a blender, add water, lemon juice, sugar, and 1 cup ice. Process until completely smooth.
Making lemonade in a pitcher.
  1. To assemble the drinks, in a large pitcher, combine tea and lemonade. Top with additional ice. To serve individual portions, fill glass with ice, fill with Arnold Palmer mixture and garnish with lemon slices.
A pitcher of arnold palmer (iced tea and lemonade).

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 10 cups of Arnold Palmer, enough for 10 (1-cup) servings.
  • Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Meyer lemons: These lemons are sweeter and juicier and available in winter months.
  • John Daly: An Arnold Palmer spiked with vodka (1 ½ ounces vodka for every 4 ounces of iced tea-lemonade).
Glasses of arnold palmer (iced tea and lemonade).

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Arnold Palmer

Named for the professional golfer, an Arnold Palmer is a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage made with equal parts iced tea and lemonade.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10 servings (1 cup each)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 47

Ingredients 

For the tea:

  • 4 cups water (see note 1)
  • 5 black tea bags (see note 2)

For the lemonade:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 5-6 lemons (see note 3)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or to taste (see note 4)
  • 1 cup crushed ice plus more for serving
  • 1 lemon sliced, for garnish

Instructions 

  • To make the tea, in a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow to steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and cool to room temperature.
  • To make the lemonade, in the bottom of a blender, add water, lemon juice, sugar, and 1 cup ice. Process until completely smooth.
  • To assemble the drinks, in a large pitcher, combine tea and lemonade. Top with additional ice. To serve individual portions, fill glass with ice, fill with Arnold Palmer mixture and garnish with lemon slices.

Notes

  1. Water: To use a tea kettle, bring 4 cups water to boil. In a large measuring cup or bowl, pour boiling water over tea bags.
  2. Black tea: I have been drinking PG Tips since 1998 and it’s my absolute favorite, but feel free to use your own favorite black tea.
  3. Lemons: When purchasing lemons, choose large ones that give slightly to gentle pressure. Look for thinner-skinned lemons. Avoid lemons that still have some green spots, as well as hard lemons with thicker skin.
  4. Sugar: It’s okay to use more or less sugar. We haven’t tested the lemonade with sugar substitutes or other sweeteners, but you are welcome to experiment.
  5. Yield: This recipe makes 10 cups of Arnold Palmer, enough for 10 (1-cup) servings.
  6. Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  7. Meyer lemons: These lemons are sweeter and juicier and available in winter months.
  8. John Daly: An Arnold Palmer spiked with vodka (1 ½ ounces vodka for every 4 ounces of iced tea-lemonade).

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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