Hand-Selected Recipes and Stories Straight to Your Inbox

reverse arnold palmer

Reverse Arnold Palmer

Serves: 2

Hands On Time: 

Total Time: 


2 cups brewed sweetened iced tea
4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


Fill each individual cube of a silicone ice cube mold with tea. Freeze until cubes are solid, at least 8 hours.

In a small saucepan, combine 3/4 cup of the water with the sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

Once the simple syrup has cooled, pour into a medium pitcher. Add the lemon juice and remaining water, then stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve, place three ice cubes into two large glasses. Top with lemonade and serve.

About the recipe

Instead of using ice to keep your lemonade cold, why not make ice cubes out of iced tea? As the ice melts, the drink essentially becomes an Arnold Palmer. You can make your own iced tea or use store-bought; however, making your own lemonade will be well worth the effort.

You’ll need a large silicone ice cube tray for this recipe.