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An arnold palmer in a mason jar with a lemon wedge garnish.

Arnold Palmer

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


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


  • 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.


  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 1/2 ounces vodka for every 4 ounces of iced tea-lemonade).


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg