The Spiked Arnold Palmer

Ingredients

  1. 1 ½ ounces bourbon
  2. 3 ounces unsweetened iced tea
  3. 3 ounces lemonade
  4. Lemon wheel for garnish
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How to Make It

Add the bourbon, iced tea, and lemonade to a double rocks glass and stir. Top off with a handful of ice, garnish with a lemon wheel and enjoy.

Why We Like It

When Arnold Palmer won his first pro tournament in 1955, golf was a game for the rich. He transformed it into a sport for everyone, through which a person could become very rich. Long before Happy Gilmore, the swaggering son of a greenskeeper brought in legions of new fans as “Arnie’s Army” flocked to follow him. The King became part of a legendary three-way rivalry with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

And he didn’t stop at seven major championships, as after retiring he built a business empire. In recent years he earned roughly $40 million annually and his net worth has been estimated at a mind-blowing $680 million, largely from the Arnold Palmer line of drinks. (Lemonade + iced tea = a fortune for Mr. Palmer.)

So after work today, let’s all indulge in the variation above to salute the man who showed that the greenskeeper’s kid today could own the whole damn country club tomorrow (as Palmer did with Pennsylvania’s Latrobe Country Club). Here’s to the King.

Recipe by Emily Farris, words by Sean Cunningham

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