The Makers Of Arizona Drinks Just Launched Sparkling Water Line

Photo courtesy of Santa Fé

AriZona iced tea has probably been my go-to beverage of choice when on road trips and long commutes where I need a sweet quencher to go with whatever salt-riddled snack I’ve just picked up from a gas station.

For those looking for a carbonated kick to the flavors they already know and love, the makers of AriZona Iced Tea have developed a new line of Sparkling Waters.

It arrives in five flavors: Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Raspberry Lime, Orange Mango, and the first-ever sparkling water take on an Arnold Palmer.

You can find the new Santa Fé cans available at select bodegas, delis, and grocery stores nationwide.

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Almost 4,000 ‘Arnold Palmers’ To Be Served At Arnold Palmer’s Memorial

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer passed away Sept. 25, at 87 years old. Palmer will be publicly memorialized at his hometown of Latrobe, PA on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. ET, as the masses will fill Saint Vincent College to pay their last respects.

Water bottles at memorial services aren’t unusual, but with Palmer having a drink aptly named after him, it only makes sense that those in attendance enjoy the iced tea/lemonade mixture in his honor.

ESPN financial analyst Darren Rovell tweeted out a photo showing cases upon cases of Arnold Palmers, saying, “3,900 bottles of Arnold Palmers just arrived in Latrobe, Pa. for Tuesday’s Arnold Palmer memorial.”

There’s no better tribute for those in his hometown to mourn his death, but partaking in the beverage is an appropriate way to still celebrate his memory.

Tuesday will mark the official end of an era, but we will remember him with every Arnold Palmer we order at a bar or restaurant.

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How Arnold Palmer Awkwardly Ordered Arnold Palmer Drinks


Golfing legend Arnold Palmer died at 87 years old Sunday, leaving a void not only in the sports world, but the world as a whole. As we mourn one of the greatest athletes of all time, we also honor the legacy he left behind. Part of that legacy impacted the food world immensely, as the mixture of iced tea and lemonade will forever live in his namesake.

In an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary episode, the golfing legend talked about his lemonade-tea mixture, how it came about, and more interestingly, the weird feeling in having to order a drink named after himself.

It’s not a problem that regular folk like you and I have, but how did he place the order without it being awkward?

Palmer said in the docu-series:

“I was embarrassed to ask for an Arnold Palmer. ‘Can I have an iced tea, and put about a third of it in lemonade.’ They said, ‘Oh, you want an Arnold Palmer!'”

The best part about that story is the server not knowing who he was talking to.

It could have been worse. Palmer could have taken Michael Trostel’s suggestion, saying, “Excuse me. I’ll have a me.”

The whole video is pretty interesting, but peep him talking about his encounter at the 8 minute mark.


Dunkin’ Donuts Games Summer with New Arnold Palmer Coolatta


Few things scream summer like iced tea, lemonade, and old golfing guys. So in partnership with $1-canned-tea company AriZona, Dunkin’ Donuts decided to put them all together in slushy form, lest we forget summer vacation is still at least a month away and we ourselves are nowhere near retiring (ugh).

For those who dare to dream, DD’s new Frozen Arnold Palmer Coolatta combines equal parts football head and tropical plant frozen iced tea and frozen lemonade to create the perfect liquid accompaniment to planning summer getaways during office hours.

“With the beginning of warm weather, our guests look forward to the introduction of new and unique Coolatta frozen beverage flavors […],” John Costella, President of Global Marketing and Dunkin’ Brands said in a press release. “This year is especially exciting as we’ve partnered with the Arizona Beverages and Arnold Palmer Enterprises to introduce the new Frozen Arnold Palmer® Coolatta, featuring the classic combination of iced tea and lemonade as legendary as the man after which it’s named.”

Also returning to Dunkin’ menu boards for summer are the Oreo Coffee and Oreo Vanilla Bean Coolatta and the Watermelon and Blue Raspberry Coolatta. Each, along with yearlong flavors like Strawberry, is available in the small size for $1.99 ’til the end of May.


How to Make a Thai Tea Arnold Palmer


At the end of September, a couple of us Foodbeasters headed to the Chan Dara restaurant in Los Angeles to scope out its offerings for Thai Restaurant Week. Among them, lobster pad thai, seafood paella, and this darling, Cha-Manau — a combination of strongly brewed Thai tea (without milk) and Thai lemonade, or in more western terms, a Thai Tea Arnold Palmer. We decided to play it a little different in our recreation, keeping the milk and trading out the traditional sweet  lemonade with a lychee and thai chili version. Our only question is, why on earth haven’t more people tried this before?




Thai Tea Arnold Palmer

(Adapted from White on Rice and Serious Eats)

Thai Tea:

  • 1 cup Pantai Thai Tea Mix
  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Coconut milk

Lychee-Thai Chili Lemonade:

  • 1 pound lychees (I used canned)
  • Juice from 10 to 12 lemons
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 small red Thai chili
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice

How to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil and add Thai tea mix. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Allow to boil for three minutes, then remove from heat. Let mixture steep for additional thirty minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine lychees, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and Thai chili in blender. Blend until smooth, then strain liquid mixture into pitcher or bowl. Discard solids. Add water to lychee lemonade and stir to combine.
  3. Strain the tea leaves from the Thai tea mix, then let cool. Take a glass with ice and fill about 1/3 with tea, another 1/3 with lychee lemonade, and stir. Add coconut milk to taste.

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Arnold Palmer Goes Alcoholic

Arizona Arnold Palmer Hard Ice Tea Lemonade

Ah, the Arnold Palmer. To be honest it’s my favorite golfer’s name turned iced beverage – definitely beats the Phil Michelson drink for left handers and Elin Nordegren’s favorite snow cone, Tiger’s Blood. The combination of tea and lemonade also might be one of the best teams, narrowly defeating Sonny and Cher but coming just short of ketchup and french fries (/pure science). And adding malt liquor to the equation? Even Better.

Hornell Brewing Company, parent company and distributor of Arizona Iced Teas announced that the new ‘Arnold Palmer Hard‘ will contain 5% alcohol by volume in 24-ounce cans. It is currently available in the following states: Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and will continue to roll out nationally.

What do you think FOODBEASTS? Will you pick up one of these 24-ounce cans? Will you continue to make your own with Seagrams Sweet Tea Vodka?

FOODBEAST PartnerThe likelihood of eventually seeking help at alcohol rehab centers is considerably lesser when drinking is done moderately and responsibly.


The Arnold Palmer Donut

Arnold Palmer is frequently regarded as one of the greatest golfers to ever professionally play the game. For those who don’t follow the sport, or simply know him as the man on that half-lemonade half-iced tea drink you always consume, you assume Arnold Palmer is a legend in his own right. The folks of the Bay Area Psycho Donuts shop have constructed a limited-time donut for the ages The Arnold Palmer Donut.

This completely vegan-friendly donut runs on iced tea infused cake and a layer of tangy lemonade frosting. Psycho Donuts currently runs out of two locations in California if you’re trying to get a taste.




Eladio's Restaurant

Recently I was in Santa Barbara for my uncle Mark’s wedding. After an incredible night of drinking and partying, and a morning of a pretty heavy hangover, food couldn’t sound any better. My sister had been to this spot on State St. called Eladio’s which sounded great to all the parties involved, so we all walked down the beach to get some breakfast. Follow me through this meal, because it was seriously on another level.