Organic Breakfast Arnold Palmer Recipe
THE ARNOLD PALMER BACKSTORY
The story goes that legendary golfer Arnold Palmer invented the drink bearing his name, as he was purported to request and enjoy the cooling combo of iced tea and lemonade when he came in from the grounds. It makes sense—after a long day in the beating sun, a tall glass of brisk Organic Breakfast iced tea spiked with tart lemonade sounds like just the thing. We tip our golf caps to Arnold Palmer for this genius sipper.
DID AMERICA INVENT ICED TEA?
No, America didn’t invent iced tea, but we certainly popularized it. At first a novelty, iced tea really took hold in the 1870s, when it became a regular refreshment in hotels and rail stations. Its popularity grew when it was served at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. With the advent of modern refrigeration, iced tea made its debut in the American home—and it's been part of our lives ever since.
WHAT MAKES A GREAT ICED TEA?
Practically any tea can be made into iced tea, but it’s hard to beat our Organic Breakfast. This bold, eye-opening blend combines the malty taste of fine Assam tea, the crisp and bright taste of Nilgiri tea, and East African Rwanda tea’s brisk, citrusy, and toasty notes.
Designed to stand up to milk and sugar in a strong-brewed morning cup, Mighty Leaf Organic Breakfast also has enough structure to stand up to palate-muting ice. Make a big pot in the morning to enjoy through the day, hot or cold.
ICED TEA GETS AN UPGRADE—THE ARNOLD PALMER
June 10 was National Iced Tea Day, but there’s hardly a day all year we don’t reach for a glass of the stuff, to cool us down on steamy summer days or just to wake up our palates with a brisk sip. For the ultimate summer sipper, mix it with lemonade for that most refreshing of beverages, the Arnold Palmer.
ORGANIC BREAKFAST ARNOLD PALMER RECIPE
Makes 8 servings
For the Organic Breakfast Iced Tea:
8 cups freshly drawn water, divided
6 Mighty Leaf Organic Breakfast teabags
For the simple syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup freshly drawn water
How to Make the Organic Breakfast Arnold Palmer:
8 ounces Organic Breakfast Iced Tea
6 ounces lemonade
1-2 ounces simple syrup
1 lemon wheel
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the teabags and let steep 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large (2-quart) pitcher, combine the remaining 4 cups water and ice. After steeping, remove the teabags from the hot water, and pour the tea concentrate into the pitcher of ice water. Refrigerate until ready to use.
To make the simple syrup, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a heatproof container and let cool. Store the simple syrup in the refrigerator up to 4 weeks.
To serve, fill a highball glass with ice. Add the iced tea and lemonade, plus simple syrup to taste. Garnish with a lemon wheel.