6 cl of lemon juice
9 cl of tea
3 cl of sugar syrup
The Arnold Palmer cocktail is a summer non-alcoholic classic, made very simply by mixing iced tea, lemon, and sugar syrup.
Legend has it that it is the cocktail, indeed the favorite drink of the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, an American idol of the 80s, a histrionic character with a unique personality who cleared golf through customs, making it known to large crowds.
There are two ways to make the Arnold Palmer non-alcoholic cocktail. The first is immediate: shake all three ingredients with ice in a shaker and then pour them into a large glass with a slice of lemon.
The second is more creative: you can pour the lemon first and then gently the tea or vice versa. The important thing is to pour slowly, letting the liquid pour over the edge of the glass to create a nice visual effect, with the two separate layers. Obviously in this case you have to sweeten tea and lemon juice in advance.
Arnold Palmer is a thirst-quenching aperitif, a drink to drink at all hours, but it is especially suitable for hot periods. The astringent flavor of the tea and the sharp one of lemon help to quench thirst, the important thing is that they are made with care, without using disgusting industrial teas. There is no need to use Da Hong Pao of course, earl gray or an aromatic oolong tea are perfect, thanks to their strong aromatic charge.
Ingredients and doses to make the Arnold Palmer non-alcoholic cocktail
- 6 cl of fresh lemon juice
- 9 cl of tea
- 3 cl of sugar syrup
How to make the Arnold Palmer non-alcoholic cocktail
It’s a cross between iced tea and lemonade, so the fastest way to do this is to use a shaker filled with ice. Prepare a large glass filled with ice. Put all the ingredients in the shaker, shake and pour into the glass.
To broaden the aroma spectrum of this simple cocktail, you can add as many herbs as you like to the shaker before shaking. A sprig of rosemary or thyme or sage or even mint. For an even tastier drink, use elderberry syrup instead of sugar syrup.