I first met this Arnold Palmer at a blog called Framed following a Google search for minted lemonade. Her recipe was my starting point, but since frozen lemonade concentrate is something I've never seen or heard of, I had to improvise a bit.
-I started by making tea as specified in the Framed recipe. While it was cooling I made a simple syrup and mixed together a strong lemonade following this recipe at Food Network (but skipped the mint, as I already had it in the tea). Then it was all a matter of adjusting the proportions . The amounts in the recipes must be considered only a guideline - the amount of simple syrup, for example, will have to be adjusted to suit the acidity of your lemons and to your own taste. Either I had very acidic lemons or a serious sweet tooth... I wonder which, haha. :P
This drink tastes wonderful and intense when made of equal parts iced tea and lemonade, but if you're looking for a real thirst quencher, I'd water it down a little first. Serve over lots and lots of ice on a hot day. Oh, and you can always spike it with a splash of Limoncello if you like. Yum.
The two vintage milk bottles with tea and lemonade (and a small bottle of simple syrup for extra sweetening) are now sitting in my fridge, ready to be made into an Arnold Palmer Tee or other summery drinks whenever I desire. Enjoy!
PS: Totally unrelated: I just noticed that my previous post was my post number 300! I've only been blogging for a year and a half, so that seems like a pretty decent number to me. Here's to another 300! *raising my glass of Arnold Palmer Tee*