Here's a first-
Our first drink recipe, and it is completely original, I invented it... mostly.
The basis for this creation is the Arnold Palmer ™, which is half iced tea, half lemonade. He liked it at home and in 1960, he asked a bartender at a big golf club tournament to make it for him, was overheard by a lady in the bar and asked to have one, too. Its been around and popular in hot weather for so long it has several regional alcoholic versions and a half-dozen names. Tasty drink and very nice in hot weather.
I needed to make a jug of drinks for 90 degree weather, in Virginia humidity, which is in my experience in decades of both locations, equal to South Louisiana in August (otherwise known as the seventh level of mosquito hell).
I made a big jug of strong iced tea, stirred in a packet of Crystal Light Lemonade (which is very good), and gave it a nice dollop of maraschino cherries and juice. Then, for each drink, I used the formula: over ice, 1/3rd vodka, 2/3rds tea mixture.
What made this happen is that last year I developed a crazy beer allergy (beer- my 2nd favorite earthly delight, right after my wife's uh, attentions). When its slotburger time, LSU football time, or just fun time cooking BBQ for the neighbors, this has become my mainstay beverage.
Try it and have fun in the sun.
(formerly known as "waaytoomuchbeerinhim".)
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