Apple Cider Palmer

by Erin

The freshness of summer meets the comfort of fall in the apple cider flavored Arnold Palmer.

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Even though I grew up in the North, I never liked iced tea. I must have retained some of my southern-ness from being born in TX even though I only lived there the first 3 years of my life (or it’s because I grew up on Kool-Aid), because sweet tea? Now that’s good stuff. 

Sure I’ll drink hot tea when I am feeling under the weather (I do love my cast iron tea pot), but if it’s cold it better have a decent amount of sugar in it. Or have some sweet lemonade mixed into it to make an Arnold Palmer.

My dad drinks Arnold Palmers so when I received bags of apple cider tea from The Republic of Tea for #FallFlavors week I immediately knew what to make. This apple cider version of an Arnold Palmer is the perfect refreshing beverage to help us cope with the end of summer with the comforting flavors of fall.

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While I could have used store bought lemonade, I figured since I was making the tea myself I may as well make the lemonade as well. It’s as simple as mixing lemon juice, water, and plenty of sugar (I used honey). Then just add in the chilled apple cider tea!

This recipe was made with The Republic of Tea’s hot apple cider tea and Melissa’s Produce Meyer lemons and fuji apples.

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Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat




  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup honey, agave, or regular sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • Ice
  • Lemon and apple slices, for garnish


  1. For the tea: Place the tea bags in a pitcher and pour the boiling water over the bags. Allow to steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags, stir in the sugar until dissolved, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. For the lemonade: In a heat-safe bowl, add the boiling water and sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add cold water and lemon juice, then let cool to room temperature.
  3. Add lemonade to the pitcher with the tea, stirring to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garish with a slice of lemon and apple.
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Christie September 27, 2020 - 10:08 am

I’ve never been a huge Arnold Palmer fan, but this one I could get behind and enjoy. I love all the flavors in there.

Leslie September 9, 2020 - 8:35 pm

My favorite fall flavor is cinnamon.


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