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Arnold Palmer infused with lavender + mint

This time of year, I always have a big batch of lemonade in the fridge, along with an equally industrial sized jug of home brewed iced tea [this week it's black raspberry] because both come in handy for one of my go to summer drinks. The Arnold Palmer is a classic, perfect for hazy, lazy afternoons like this one. It's in the mid 90s here in Atlanta, a temperature that demands something chilled and refreshing. 

Named after an American golfer, the Arnold Palmer is a combination of lemonade and iced tea in its most basic form.  Taking two simple beverages and mixing them seems so obvious, and yet each time I make this, I feel like I'm concocting some sort of fancy cocktail. 

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Speaking of cocktails, this combination mixes quite nicely with vodka or bourbon [I'm definitely partial to the bourbon, being in the south]. I happened to have some Jack Daniels Honey liqueur in the house, and it may just be my favorite mixer for this drink yet. 

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Another way to make the Arnold even better is with fresh herbs.  I added some fresh mint and lavender to my mix, but basil, rosemary and thyme are other delicious additions. 

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This is where you'll find me most of today, working from the cool comfort of my home, sipping on my endless supply of Arnold Palmers.