Drink of the Month: Austin Arnold Palmer

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I'm pretty sure that anyone who's over 21 has had a short but sweet streak in which they realized that the cheapest way to get drunk at the bar is by drinking a Long Island Iced Tea. This cocktail, while usually a little bit expensive (what, like $7 or something?) tastes deceptively like a sweet tea, but is actually loaded with about four different shots. I can't recall an instance when I've ever been physically capable of drinking two of these. Probably because I retired the drink back when I was young and an unseasoned drinker in general, with hardly any tolerance, but I'd usually be puking about halfway through the second one. As a full-fledged adult, I think I'm qualified to recommend this drink with a few small revisions. This month, I'll be drinking iced tea's better half: Arnold Palmer, with a southern twist.

In a tall glass filled with ice, pour:

  • 1.5 oz. moonshine (I know y'all can't buy real moonshine, but I recommend Georgia Moon corn whiskey -- it's clear, aged less than 30 days and is what I imagine moonshine should taste like.)
  • 1.5 oz. whiskey (Any whiskey'll do.)
  • 3 oz. lemonade
  • 3 oz. black iced tea

Stir well, garnish with a lemon and go sit on your porch (if you have one).

[Austin Arnold Palmer]: http://austincut.com/2012/06/drink-of-the-month-austin-arnold-palmer/austin-arnold-palmer/

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