Bourbon Arnold Palmer
Jill and I have been enjoying making small batch ice tea from our Keurig. We found Celestial Seasoning’s “Sweet Tea” and Arnold Palmer pods. Such an easy way to whip up a small batch of ice tea.
Tonight we had some spicy Korean Chicken (recipe coming) and thought the tea would be a nice balance. Of course we needed to help it along with some Bourbon so came up with a Bourbon Arnold Palmer. The story of the Arnold Palmer is that he was in Palm Springs designing a golf course. During lunch he asked the waitress for an ice tea with some lemonade in it. The story goes that a lady overheard him and also asked the waitress for a “Palmer” and eventually took on his full name “Arnold Palmer”.
2 cups of ice tea
1/2 cup of simple syrup
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup of Bourbon
You should have your simple syrup on hand…remember? Brew some tea to your strength preference and let it cool.
Stir in your lemon and simple syrup and taste. Now finish it off with Bourbon and top with ice and a Cherryman Cherry or two. Ahhh
Cherryman Cran Cocktail
Cherry and Cranberry just sounded good this evening. We had ham and leek empanadas with a fig, blue cheese, walnut salad. We were thinking the zing would nicely cut through it all and keep pace with the fig and vinegar from the salad. I had this small bottle of Cranberry concentrate that is the equivalent to tomato paste vs a can of crushed tomatoes. Just a little adds a really beautiful punch. I stirred in a natural Maraschino Cherry (not the florescent red ones…. but they have their place)
This turned out so great. I think using Rum and Vodka was a good call. Also we used Ginger Ale to add some fizz and a little zing of ginger. The color is also captivating…as long as it stays in the glass and not your carpet or couch. I was thinking it would be a good looking party cocktail but on second thought the stain factor would be high. So you judge for yourself if your friends and family are capable of avoiding spills.
3 oz of Rum
3 oz of freezer stored Titos Vodka
R.W Knudsen Cranberry Concentrate
Cherryman Farm to Table Maraschino Cheeries www.cherryman.com
Muddle the cherry and then add Rum vodka and a shot of Cranberry concentrate and top with ginger ale.