Thursday, August 19, 2010
Arnold Palmer Lite Iced Tea Lemonade
So a few years ago, I was at my friend Beth's home enjoying a fine homemade meal when she served up one of the yummiest, sweetest drinks I've ever had, a beverage she calls Lemonade Tea. Years later, I heard Food Network star Paula Deen refer to this same half-tea-and-half-lemonade drink as an "Arnold Palmer," and while I accept the fact that Mr. Palmer too enjoys mixing lemonade and tea (a swell idea), I must say I will always associate this drink with my friend Beth. I'd actually been craving some of this tea, so I couldn't help taking home a container of this Arnold Palmer Lite when I came across it at Publix this week.
When I saw his likeness on this jug of tea, it dawned on me that pretty much all I know about Arnold Palmer, besides the fact he is a golfer, is that he likes his tea and lemonade combined. That's enough for me!
And the taste? Well, it was just delicious! It's not *quite* as good as my friend Beth's, but then this is Arnold Palmer "Lite," not the regular sweet tea blend. Some ready-to-drink teas I've come across have a funky taste, but this one could pass for homemade. I'll certainly be happy to buy this again sometime.
And the crown on the cap is cute too!