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How Arnold Palmer Awkwardly Ordered Arnold Palmer Drinks

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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.