Arnold Palmer

noun Ar·nold Palm·er \ ˈär-nᵊld-ˈpä-mər , -ˈpäl-mər \

Definition of Arnold Palmer

: 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

Origin and Etymology of arnold palmer

after Arnold Palmer †2016, American professional golfer


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