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
Yesterday was national “Lemonade Day”. When life gives you lemons get lit on lemonade.
Disclaimer: Anyone under the age of 21 shouldn’t drink alcohol. That said when you are 21 you might give this one a try responsibly.
The thyme infused syrup was a nice touch. I still struggle with ratios on stuff like this because I dont like it very sweet but my wife likes it on the sweeter side. I think for me, I would try this ratio: 4 parts Whiskey 1 part lemon juice 1/2 part syrup.
1.5 cup water and 1 cup turbinado to make simple syrup
10 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
12 oz bourbon
Fresh thyme sprig
Topped with Club soda
1 Make simple syrup by dissolving the sugar in the water and 10 sprigs of thyme to infuse the syrup. Let it cool.
2 In two tall glasses, combine thyme simple syrup, lemon juice, and whiskey; stir with wooden spoon.
3 To serve, pour lemonade over ice into cups, filling each half full. Top each with club soda. Garnish with thyme sprigs.