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

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Starring: Tom Macy

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