After American golfer Arnold Palmer ordered an iced tea with lemonade at a bar, a woman sitting nearby overheard him, and ordered “that Palmer drink”, thus giving the beverage its name.

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An Arnold Palmer is a beverage consisting of iced tea and lemonade, named after American golfer Arnold Palmer. An alcoholic version of the “Arnold Palmer” (generally made with vodka) is called a John Daly. According to Arnold Palmer, he was in the habit of drinking iced tea with lemonade at home, and in 1960 at the U.S. Open at the Cherry Hills Country Clubin Denver, he ordered the non-alcoholic drink at the bar. A woman sitting nearby overheard him, and ordered “that Palmer drink”, thus giving the beverage its name.Palmer preferred three parts unsweetened tea, to one part lemonade, but when mixed equal parts tea and lemonade, the drink is sometimes called a Half & Half.

 

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