Herbed Arnold Palmer

This Arnold Palmer drink has that perfect balance of tea to lemon, but with a bonus infusion of mint (or lavender) for freshness.

Herbed Arnold Palmer
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
6 cups


  • 5 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves or dried lavender buds

  • 5 bags black tea

  • ¾ cup lemon juice

  • Ice cubes


  1. In a small saucepan heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until just simmering, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and add 2 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves or dried lavender buds. Cover; let stand 2 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan bring 4 cups water to a simmer. Remove from heat. Add 5 bags black tea; steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently. Let tea cool completely.

  3. Strain and discard herbs from syrup. In a pitcher stir together tea, syrup, and ¾ cup lemon juice. Serve over ice.

Herbed Arnold Palmer Float:

Add a scoop or two of lemon sorbet or sherbet to each serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
36g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 34g
Vitamin C 12.1mg 61%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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