February 10, 2014

when life gives you lemons, make Arnold Palmers!

Winter in Southern California means fresh citrus.  Our lemon tree is going crazy, and since our weather is pretty mild today, we are making Arnold Palmers, one of my family's favorite drinks!  This recipe is so much more delicious {and economical} than buying the pre-bottled variety at the store.  Enjoy!  

Fresh Arnold Palmers
1-2 Yorkshire tea bags or other strong black tea
1 tea kettle filled with boiling water
1 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows
1 cup lemon juice 
2 cups cold water & ice
Simple Syrup:  1 cup sugar  & 1 cup water
Tea: Place the tea bags in a  large pitcher. Pour the hot water into the pitcher. Set aside to steep for 5 minutes.

Simple Syrup: Add the sugar and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and allow to  simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.
Lemonade: To a blender, add the Simple Syrup, lemon juice, 2 cups water and pulse to mix.
Add ice cubes to a large glass and top with the tea.

ciao! Fabiana

1 comment:

  1. I live in Central Florida and we have lots of citrus also and these Arnold Palmers sound really delicious! will definitely try them! And Arnold Palmer even has a home here.
    Debbi Saunders


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