Monday, June 4, 2012

My Obsession Monday

The Arnold Palmer

Hey y'all,
It's time again for a My Obsession Monday. I don't know about you but I love to drink sweet tea and to mix it up I often order Arnold Palmers in the summer. After watching Paula Deen on the food network the other night make Arnold Palmer cupcakes I was dying over, I thought I would help y'all with my obsession over the famous drink.  For y'all that don't know what an Arnold Palmer is it is half sweet tea and half lemonade named after the famous golfer. It is the perfect twist for the summer months and on days off I might even throw in some Firefly Skinny Sweet Tea Vodka(yes, I am of age). So this weekend I took a recipe straight from Paula Deen herself to make an Arnold Palmer to enjoy. This recipe is really quick and simple for those of y'all not use to making tea I promise you can't mess this up.

Here's the recipe.

3 family sized tea bags (I used Luzianne)
1 (12 ounce) can of frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 cup of sugar (I only used 3/4 of a cup)
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract (I left this out since I hate almonds)
Sliced lemons, for garnish
I added lemon zest

In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the tea bags, remove the pan from the heat, and let the tea steep for 20 minutes. Discard the tea bags. In a pitcher or serving bowl, combine the lemon zest, tea, lemonade concentrate, sugar, almond extract, and enough water to make 1 gallon total (I used 3 cans of water measuring from the can of frozen lemonade). Stir, serve over ice and garnish with the sliced lemon. That's it.

The man himself.

If you don't want go through the trouble of making it yourself I know the Arizona on-the-go sticks to make an Arnold Palmer in your water bottle are great as well as their pre-made mix.
What's your weekly obsession?

Peace and Blessings,


  1. Yummmm Arnold Palmer (and Firefly Skinny!) are Summer Staples!

  2. I love Arnold Palmer's! Great Summer drink.

  3. So yummy your blog is adorable


Thanks for the sweet note!