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Spiked Arnold Palmer

Photo: Ralph Anderson, Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Melanie Clark
Prep time 10 mins
Steep time 5 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Yield Makes about 10 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Add bourbon to this summer drink for an alcoholic version of the classic Arnold Palmer.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 5 regular-size tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: lemon slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 113
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 16.1 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 6 mg
  • calcium 7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pour boiling water over tea bags, sugar, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved; cover and steep 5 minutes.

  2. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding tea bags and zest. Stir in 4 cups cold water and next 2 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 12 hours. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Cook's Notes

To make this tea a day ahead, follow recipe as directed, omitting ice and garnish. Store in the refrigerator in a pitcher. When you are ready to serve, stir in ice cubes and lemon slices.