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Definition of Arnold Palmer: A cold beverage of iced tea mixed with lemonade

    Arnold Palmer ice tea

    Arnold Palmer according to is the iced tea and lemonade beverage combination. The first use of the term was coined in 1991. Arnold Palmer created the combo drink in the sixties and years later asked a waitress in Palm Springs to mix some iced tea and lemonade and bring it to him. The savvy waitress associated the name with the drink and the Arnold Palmer drink gained popularity and now is in the dictionary.
    According to Palmer, legend has it that the drink was created when…

    “My wife made a lot of iced tea for lunch, and I said, ‘Hey babe, I’ve got an idea.’ You make the iced tea and make a big pitcher, and we’ll just put a little lemonade in it and see how that works. We mixed it up, and I got the solution about where I wanted it and I put the lemonade in it. I had it for lunch after working on the golf course. I thought, ‘Boy, this is great, babe. I’m going to take it when I play golf. I’m going to take a thermos of iced tea and lemonade.’ “