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Entry from February 10, 2009
Arnold Palmer or Half-and-Half (lemonade + iced tea)

An “Arnold Palmer” (named after the famed golfer) is a drink of half lemonade (sometimes pink lemonade) and half iced tea. The drink is also called a “half-and-half,” although that name is also used for a cream-and-milk product. Arnold Palmer trademarked “Arnold Palmer” in 1997, but has said that he’d been making the drink since the 1960s or 1970s. The “Arnold Palmer” lemonade-iced tea drink has long been popular at country clubs.
“Half iced tea and half lemonade makes a good drink” was cited on the Long Island Daily Press (Jamaica, NY) on July 9, 1942.
A lemonade and iced tea “party punch” is cited in print from 1958. A drink called “Rain in Spain Punch”—half iced tea, half pink lemonade—is cited from 1964. The name “half-and-half” dates from at least 1964, and “half-and-half” was the popular name for the drink in Los Angeles in the mid-1990s. In the late 1990s, the drink was called “tea-monade” (or “teamonade”) in San Francisco. “Swamp water” (or “swampwater”) has been the name for the drink at Ma Harper’s Creole Kitchen in San Antonio since at least 1997.
“Sunshine tea” is a name used for half lemonade and half sweet tea.
In 2008, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka was produced by a South Carolina distillery. When combined with lemonade, the alcoholic drink has been called “Tipsy Arnold Palmer,” “Spiked Arnold Palmer,” “Adult Arnold Palmer,” “Grown-Up Arnold Palmer,” “Hard Arnold Palmer,” “Drunk Arnold Palmer” and also “John Daly” (a golfer known for his drinking).
Wikipedia: Arnold Palmer (drink)
An Arnold Palmer or Arnie Palmer, is a beverage consisting of half iced tea (either sweetened or unsweetened) and half lemonade. It is named for golfer Arnold Palmer and is said to be Holly Payne’s favorite beverage.
The drink was reportedly invented at Cherry Hills Country Club in Englewood, Colorado. According to stories amongst club members, Palmer grew angry at a bartender at the club because the bartender refused to mix lemonade in his iced tea. The bartender relented and the drink was born.
The Arizona Beverage Company sells the “Arnold Palmer” in cans and bottles.
A variation which features pink lemonade instead of regular lemonade is referred to as the Carson Palmer, after the quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals. It was created at Harvard University by an Arnold Palmer enthusiast.
Wikipedia: Arnold Palmer
Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) was an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed “The King”, he was one of golf’s most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport’s television age, which began in the 1950s.
Arnold Palmer Tee—The Original
“Arnold Palmer Tee®” Beverage hits retail store shelves!
The famous Arnold Palmer beverage that has been made by restaurants and country club grill rooms for years are now available in cans, bottles, half gallons and gallons in the U.S.
The half-lemonade, half-tea blended drink now comes in single serve containers as well as larger take home sizes to be served to the entire family. This refreshing beverage is the perfect combination of tea with a lemonade boost.
The AriZona Beverage Company launched this delicious beverage nationwide with distribution at golf courses, convenience stores and supermarkets. AriZona’s version is packaged in a commemorative 23.5 oz can with a variety of photos of Arnold Palmer and historical notes on his illustrious career in golf.
The “Arnold Palmer” has long been a beverage known widely for its refreshing taste and ability to revive the senses. Arnold Palmer himself created the drink many years ago requesting a mix of ice tea and lemonade. Today, if you ask for an “Arnold Palmer” at the most upscale restaurants and clubs around the globe they will serve a mix of tea and lemonade. Certainly most golf clubs and health clubs in America serve “Arnold Palmers” daily to thousands of their clientele. Millions of members of Arnie’s Army golf fans are now being satisfied with this refreshing product. Look for it at your neighborhood golf course, convenience store, or supermarket.
Old Fulton NY Post Cards
9 July 1942, Long Island Daily Press (Jamaica, NY), “You’ll Have Less Waste If You Follow These Rules in Brewing Tea,” pg. 13, col. 3:
Half iced tea and half lemonade makes a good drink, tho, and we’ll be able to have all the fruit punches we want, according to the present outlook.
5 March 1958, Syracuse (NY) Herald-Journal, pg. 14, col. 3:
On the cold side, the newest version of party punch—a half and half mixture of lemonade and iced tea sweetend by a touch of honey (float lime slices).
4 May 1964, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), “Entertain Your Fair Lady With a Special Tea” by Enid A. Haupt, pg. 10, col. 7:
But for a surprising change-off, consider this “Rain in Spain” punch: Half iced tea, half pink lemonade with maraschino cherries afloat.
1 July 1964, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Country Club Holds Biennial Golf Derby” by Mary Waldon, pg. 10, col. 1:
A snack table set up on the golf course was a favorite gathering spot. “Half-and-half” was a popular dink—half lemonade and half iced tea.
15 August 1993, Boston (MA) Globe, “Short Circuits,” pg. 73:
Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala may be taking this conservative talk on welfare too far. The other day at lunch at the White House mess, she asked the steward to fix her a drink of half lemonade and half iced tea. He told her the last person to order that combination was Richard Nixon. No word on whether Shalala’s ever ordered the former president’s favorite lunch: cottage cheese with ketchup.
Google Books
California and Las Vegas, 1990
By George McDonald and Mary Rakauskas
Published by Prentice Hall
Pg. 348:
Yoiu’ll find the usual beverages plus such interesting combinations as cocoa-coffee, and “the blend,” a mix of lemonade and iced tea.

6 July 1993, Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, “Ford Scorches Tri-State with 64, Leads by 4,” pg. D1:
Oakmont pro Bob Ford got up bright and early yesterday and drove for about an hour to play in the $12,000 Tri-State Open—on a sweltering day and on a golf course near Beaver he had never played before. In fact, a course he had never even seen before.
“I packed the cooler with my lemonade and iced tea combination,” he said. “It was great.”
15 August 1993, Boston (MA) Globe:
Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala may be taking this conservative talk on welfare too far. The other day at lunch at the White House mess, she asked the steward to fix her a drink of half lemonade and half iced tea. He told her the last person to order that combination was Richard Nixon.
23 April 1996, Macon (GA) Telegraph, “Go to Bed and Breakfasts,” pg. 1D:
She also serves refreshments upon check-in, including the famous Crockett House iced tea that’s half iced tea, half lemonade.
4 October 1996, New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM), “Short Order” by Mollie Busbey, pg. 56, col. 3:
Half and half, a mixture of iced tea and lemonade, is an interesting cold drink I’d never tried. Since I love lemon, this citrusy drink tasted great to me.
(The Noon Whistle restaurant—ed.)
17 January 1997, Denver (CO) Post, “Palmer shall escape rough once again” by Paige Woody, pg. D1, col. 1:
You want a real sports hero? The only time Arnold Palmer ever was out of bounds was on No. 18 at Pebble Beach. Palmer didn’t do drugs, molest women, spit at kids, curse his gallery, kick cameramen or pierce his navel. He is a true patriarch of the gentleman’s game. He signs autographs with a smile and greets everybody with a firm Vardon-grip handshake. Arnie is the only athlete who had a drink named in his honor - half iced tea, half lemonade - and is one of the most beloved Americans since Lucky Lindy.
New York (NY) Times
Summer’s Blend Of Fruit And Ice
Published: July 2, 1997
But it is not time to abandon iced tea and lemonade. ‘‘Smoothies are the big sellers, but our lemonades blended with mango, melon and mint are also popular,’’ said Bobbie Lloyd, the manager and an owner of It’s a Wrap, 2012 Broadway (68th Street). ‘‘We’ve also adopted a country-club drink called the Arnold Palmer, a mixture of lemonade and iced tea, but for this generation we’re calling it the Tiger Woods.’’
31 October 1997, San Antonio (TX) Express-News, “Restaurants’ best aren’t necessarily on the menu”:
Then there’s that Swamp Water at N’Awlins Creole Kitchen, 2351 E. Commerce St. A mix of tea and lemonade served over ice, the drink is surprisingly ...
25 January 1998, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Liquid City: Lemon Aid: by Michael Quintanilla, Life & Style, part E, pg. 1:
Just when you thought oxygenated bottled water, coffee soda and martinis were the oh-so-trendy drinks to swallow up L.A. comes a libation that’s so cool it isn’t even on the menu. Drum roll, please. We’re about to announce the drink du jour: the half-and-half. That’s half iced tea, half lemonade with a twist of lemon, natch. A check at several restaurants indicates the new brew is very cool with trendoids who merely inform their waitpersons that they want their half-and-half
New York (NY) Times
VIEW; Like Father (Gross!), Like Son (Yuck!)
Published: June 21, 1998
And of course, now that we have orange-flavored Snapple and orange-flavored Stolichnaya, his habit of pouring orange juice into tea seems as hip as the half-and-half (half iced tea and half lemonade) now requested by Hollywood power lunchers.
Boston (MA) Phoenix (May 25-June 1, 2000)
Blue Ribbon BBQ’s half-and-half
by Stephen Heuser
They say it was Dick Nixon’s favorite drink. Smart man. There isn’t a better way to greet (or beat) summer than with a thirst-slaking mixture of lemonade and iced tea. These days you can buy half-and-half in the bottle (Nantucket Nectars makes a version that we find tart, and expensive), but for our money—exactly $1—you can’t beat the beverage bar at Blue Ribbon BBQ. You can mix your own at the store’s two steel tanks: one filled with fresh lemonade, the other with barely sweetened iced tea. And the best part: free refills till you explode. Blue Ribbon BBQ is located at 908 Mass Ave, Arlington, (781) 648-7427; and at 1375 Washington Street, West Newton, (617) 332-2583.
Google Books
The Greeter:
The Case of the Missing Sweet Potato

By Mary Ellen Cooper
Published by Harbor House
Pg. 133:
Peacefulness filled the air as he quietly slipped into the kitchen to make some sunshine tea — half lemonade and half sweet tea.
Jazz made four glasses of the sunshine tea, also known in some parts as Arnold Palmer tea.
Google Books
This Golfing Life
By Michael Bamberger
Published by Grove Press
Pg. 181:
I’m not implying that Palmer doesn’t care about his business life. He had a keen interest in it. One day when I was with him, I told him that I had had dinner the previous night in a California Pizza Kitchen. I had ordered an iced tea and lemonade mixed together from a waitress who was maybe twenty years old. WHen my computer-generated bill came, the drink was listed as an Arnold Palmer. I asked the waitress if she knew who Arnold Palmer was. She had no idea—to her, it was just the name of a drink when lemonade and iced tea were mixed together. My mother was making it in our house in the 1970s, and Palmer was making it, too. There were certain golf clubs where the combination was known as an Arnold Palmer, but I’d never heard of it beyond that. Palmer slipped a sliver of a cel phone out of his front right pocket, called Charlie Mechem, tod the story to him, and said, “Is there a name-rights issue here we should be looking into?”
Google Books
Succulent Tales:
A Cookbook of Sensual Pleasures

By Valinda Johnson Brown
Illustrated by John T. Scott
Published by Citadel Press
Pg. vii:
We know swamp water (tea and lemonade combined), we know ginger beer, sorrel, and sarsaparilla.
Arnold Palmer recipe by CHOW
these are the things that make me very unhappy with web based power of certain sources. the “arnold Palmer” is not new and it has been a part of southern beverages for a very long time. it name in my seventy years is “cinderella”, even nantucket nectors has a version on the market. Please check your info before using the power of you mag.
ijhhot  |  Oct 27, 2006 08:36AM
They never said it was new. Just because it’s published online doesn’t mean they invented it. I think it certainly belongs in the recipes, as it is a truly classic, and absolutely delicious, drink. I will say that when making it in a clear glass, the best presentation is to pour the lemonade in first, and then very slowly add the iced tea so that it stays in two separate layers. When presentation doesn’t matter as much, add the iced tea first so that it’s easier to mix the two.

I went and checked the info for you, ijhhot. According to multiple sources online, a Cinderella is a non-alcoholic punch with orange, pineapple, and lemon; there’s no iced tea. On Wikipedia’s page about the Arnold Palmer, it does mention that in the South it’s often known as a Half & Half. There is no mention of it being called a Cinderella. Could you cite the info that you checked where it’s called a Cinderella?
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JK Grence the Cosmic Jester  |  Feb 24, 2007 01:42PM
All though the 90s, I used to go to a burger place in the Bay Area that served this as Teamonade. I’d never heard of it called an Arnold Palmer until I moved to LA and that is what every place calls it.
igj  |  Mar 15, 2007 08:40AM
I always knew it as Sunshine Tea.
Goomba  |  Apr 24, 2007 02:59AM
Half and Half, or Arnold Palmer is what I have always heard it called, and I grew up in Texas and have lived in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
gshorn  |  Apr 27, 2007 11:13AM
huh. when i worked at McDonald’s many many years ago, we all used to drink this. we never called it anything except maybe Iced Tea with Lemonade in it. good to know it has a name.
pella  |  Apr 28, 2007 01:25PM
Arnold Palmer is prolly the name o’ the Country Club set, we always called it a Half and Half, and that is what Nantucket Nectar’s calls theirs, which is decent.
P. Punko  |  May 16, 2007 08:22PM
I’m furious at chowhound because my grandma used to make this drink and called it Scratchy Pete’s Tears and now they’re trying to tell me it’s an Arnold Palmer! Puh-leeze.
jamesm  |  Aug 02, 2007 01:30PM
Been serving this at my cafe for 15 yrs., always known as an Arnold Palmer. Classic classic drink.
EdoDoe  |  Sep 22, 2007 08:11PM
Heading into the 19th hole (clubhouse)we have always ordered a RazzLime or an Arnold Palmer - for at least the last 30 years
abatwork  |  Jun 29, 2008 02:02PM
I’ve been in Savannah for a bit over a year, adn they call it “Swampwater” down here. Although, I think it’s usually sweet tea, as opposed to plain tea
BadToad  |  Jun 30, 2008 04:08PM
Jason and Jeanette
Friday, June 06, 2008
Why Didn’t I Think of This?
Some of you in the South may have heard of Firefly Vodka, but for most of you it won’t mean much. There’s a distillery in Wadamalaw Island, SC (just south of Charleston) that makes vodka. They started with Muscadine Vodka. It’s infused with the wine from muscadine grapes, native to the south. We carry it at the restaurant because they want to have as much local and regional products as possible (including alcohol). Just this week, we got a bottle of Firefly’s newest product…....wait for it…..
Sweet Tea Vodka! It’s freaking amazing. Smells just like sweet tea and is smooth enough to drink on the rocks. But of course, we had to come up with a ridiculously good drink to make with our newest vodka….what else but an adult Arnold Palmer. Yep….homemade lemonade and sweet tea vodka. It goes down like an ice cold glass of tea….dangerously good
Charlotte (NC) Observer
Vodka with a twist
By Kathleen Purvis
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Posted: Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008
Sweet tea-flavored vodka? It’s hard to believe no one thought of it sooner.
Two S.C. entrepreneurs came up with it, and now they’re racing to keep up with demand.
“I’m having a blast,” admits Scott Newitt, one of the two partners behind Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.
Since they introduced it in April, it’s not only become the best-selling flavored vodka in South Carolina, it’s found fans in Colorado, Nevada and New York, and racked up raves in the blogosphere from as far as San Francisco.
And everybody has come up with versions of the Arnold Palmer, half tea and half lemonade. In Charleston, some people call the Firefly version a John Daly, in honor of the bad boy of golf.
Delicious Delectables
Monday, August 25, 2008
For Adults Only: Sweet Tea and Lemonade
You may be thinking a sweet tea flavored liquor would cause your stomach to do a back flip; don’t worry, I thought the same thing. During a party at my friend Charlsie’s parent’s house, I tasted pure paradise, with paradise being a 50/50 mixture of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade, thus being known as a Grown-up Arnold Palmer (or a Spiked Sunshine Tea for all you Augusta residents). After my first drink, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s quite refreshing and extremely tasty. From that point on, I knew I was hooked. The initial sensation of the cocktail sends your subconscience to a beach in some sunny locale, but after you take in that first sip, you can tell this stuff is not to be taken lightly. You experience a little twinge as it trickles down your throat, but once it’s finally settled, you feel your senses awaken and the troubles of your day simply melt away. A Grown-up Arnold Palmer induced haze—my favorite.
The Drunk Pirate
The Firefly Spiked Arnold Palmer
This first drink is probably the easiest. One part lemonade and one part Firefly vodka. That’s it. Even a drunk could make this one and not screw up. I take that back. A drunk could screw up the lemonade so it’s best that you buy some pre-made stuff. I prefer Simply Lemonade which is made by the Simply Orange people. It has just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness.
November 5th, 2008
New York (NY) Times
A Southern Twist: Tea-Infused Vodka
Published: February 10, 2009
IT is such a simple idea, so plainly obvious that many Southerners can’t believe they didn’t think of it first: take the South’s trademark refreshment — sweet iced tea — and make it alcoholic.
That, essentially, was the recipe used by a South Carolina distillery last year to create a phenomenon. Its elixir, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, tastes almost exactly like the beloved sweet tea poured at generations of Southern family reunions, church meetings and picnics.
Some people mix it with lemonade to create a John Daly, an alcoholic version of an Arnold Palmer. Others serve it over ice, lime juice, mint leaves and soda water as a “mo-tea-to.”
The Huffington Post
So That’s How Arnold Palmer Created Your Favorite Drink
Iced tea would never be the same.

09/26/2016 03:24 am ET
Rebecca Shapiro
Make no mistake: a true “Arnold Palmer” is dominated by iced tea, Palmer said. It’s iced tea with lemonade, not lemonade with iced tea.
“There is no question in my mind that Arnold Palmer was not the first human being on Earth to mix lemonade and iced tea,” Dave Arnold, the founder of Museum of Food & Drink, said. “However, it is Arnold Palmer who popularized the drink.”
Watch the whole story in the video above.
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: tea and flavored tea. FIRST USE: 19970321. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970321
Serial Number 75282124
Filing Date April 28, 1997
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition March 10, 1998
Registration Number 2161853
Registration Date June 2, 1998
Owner (REGISTRANT) Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc. CORPORATION OHIO IMG Center, 1360 East Ninth Street Cleveland OHIO 441141782
Attorney of Record Stephen A. Hill
Prior Registrations 0849445;1908638;1911410;1998579;2033798;AND OTHERS
Description of Mark The mark consists of a stylized signaturee, “ARNOLD PALMER”.
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Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20071213.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20071213
Other Data The undersigned “ARNOLD PALMER” hereby consents to the use and registration as a trademark of his name by Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc.
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