Arnold Palmer


Ar·​nold Palm·​er ˈär-nᵊld-ˈpä-mər How to pronounce Arnold Palmer (audio)
: a cold beverage of iced tea mixed with lemonade
There are many shandies on the market, but not all are worth your time. Some are too sweet and lack any beer flavor. In this case, you might as well just drink an Arnold Palmer.Chris Osburn
"The idea for the combination struck me after a round of golf in the [California] desert in the early '60s," [Arnold] Palmer says. "I wanted something that would be refreshing and realized that lemonade would be a natural complement to iced tea, since most people add a lemon wedge to their tea." Word of this "invention" got around. "When I first started ordering the combination in Palm Springs," he explains, "a sharp waitress caught on that it was my regular drink after a round of golf and started calling it an Arnold Palmer. I guess the patrons started asking for it at restaurants, which helped the name spread."Ellen Ficklen

Examples of Arnold Palmer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Active Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins Servings: 10 Think of this as an extra spunky Arnold Palmer. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 The Sawgrass Marriott offers a mini golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, three kid-friendly swimming pools, shark-tooth hunts, and a small private beach. Karen Cicero, Parents, 14 Sep. 2023 Our take: Classic Arnold Palmer combo here, with some nice tart lemon to cut through the sweetness. Gary Dzen,, 11 Sep. 2023 The King & Bear is the world's only course co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and the Slammer & Squire shows off the work of Hall of Fame members Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen with architect Bobby Weed. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 The win is DeChambeau's first worldwide one since March 2021, the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Anthony Gharib, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2023 The boy was hospitalized for unspecified injuries at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children after the fall, and his condition is currently unknown, per the outlet. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2023 Multiple sources say only four of the 12 signature Tour events will feature a 36-hole cut: the Players Championship, the Genesis Invitational, the Memorial Tournament and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2023 Weiskopf goes wire-to-wire and his total of 12-under-par 276 matches the Open Championship record set by Arnold Palmer on the same Troon Golf Club course in 1962. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2023 See More

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Word History


after Arnold Palmer †2016, American professional golfer, who is alleged to have favored the drink

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Arnold Palmer was in 1991

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“Arnold Palmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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