How to Make a Boozy Arnold Palmer
Making drinks for a large group isn't easy, but that's no excuse for putting out jungle juice at a dinner party. Find out how make a batch cocktail that adds an alcoholic twist to an Arnold Palmer
Released on 9/19/2014
Making drinks from hand for a large group
can seem like a daunting and very time-consuming task.
But I'm gonna show you how to make a large batch of drinks
in a pitcher the night before,
that requires no shaking and no stirring.
It's called the Hard Arnold Palmer.
For this drink, you're gonna need some bourbon,
fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, water, and black tea.
Any generic brand will do.
So, unlike the traditional Arnold Palmer,
we're not gonna use iced tea.
We're actually going to infuse bourbon with tea.
So, I'm gonna infuse the bourbon first.
This is about two tablespoons loose tea.
We're gonna fill this up with a cup and a half of bourbon,
and we're gonna peel a lemon and throw that in there,
'cause that'll also soak up some nice aromatic citrus oils.
So this needs to sit for about 20 minutes.
But thanks to the magic of making drinks on camera,
this can now be strained right into the pitcher
using a mess strainer or chinois,
something that'll catch that tea.
And to that, I'm gonna add one cup of fresh lemon juice,
one and a quarter cups of simple syrup,
and one and a half cups of water.
So this can sit in the fridge overnight, getting cold,
'cause the booze will help preserve the fresh lemon.
Now, whenever you're ready to serve it,
you can just throw some ice in glasses, mason jars,
and just pour 'em right over 'em.
But, I'm gonna prepare this right now.
And since it hasn't been in the fridge,
I'm gonna throw some ice in there to chill it down.
I'm also gonna add some lemon wheels to make it look nice.
The Hard Arnold Palmer is a refreshing drink.
It's not too strong.
It's absolutely perfect for enjoying
with a big group of friends
for those long afternoons on the fairway.
If you like that recipe,
tell us some of the favorite cocktails you like
to make at home in the comments below.