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COCKTAILS: Tipsy Arnold Palmer

Sep 5 2012

by Kate Spears

The first time I traveled to Europe, I was a fresh-faced 18 year old who had just graduated from high school. Since it was legal for me to drink alcohol over there, I was excited about the possibilities of trying some exotic cocktail concoctions. Little did I know that after taking trains, planes and automobiles to get there, I’d feel more like a nap and some Pepto Bismol than anything remotely ‘spirited.’

One drink that did refresh me was Pimm’s. This quintessential British drink is mainly enjoyed mixed with lemonade (which is really more like our version of Sprite) in a Pimm’s Cup. Yum!

Since then, my taste for stronger drinks has developed but I still enjoy a Pimm’s every now and then. I thought it would be fun to play around with it to make a cocktail with more of a southern flair and this is what led me to creating the “Tipsy Arnold Palmer.”

You can probably imagine what’s in it…sweet iced tea, lemonade and Pimm’s. It’s that easy. You can adjust the proportions to your liking, but I think you’ll enjoy this. Summer might be on its way out the door, but we’re probably going to have quite a bit more warm weather here in the sweet south and I think this drink will quench your thirst!

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Kate Spears is a self-proclaimed Southern belle who grew up in a tiny town near Nashville, but now calls Knoxville home. She graduated from the University of Tennessee (Big Orange Country!) with an undergraduate degree in art history and a master’s in public relations & advertising. In 2009, she started her blog, Southern Belle Simple, with the simple hope of giving herself a creative outlet. She continues to be amazed each time it leads to a new opportunity and cherishes the relationships that are formed along the way.

Kate is passionate about family history, time-honored traditions, and her Southern heritage. Her people hail from across the South, from the Lone Star State of Texas to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She grew up spending summers on her great-grandparents’ Tennessee farm where she developed a deep appreciation and admiration for people who could coax beautiful and delicious things out of a mound of dirt. She comes from faithful men, devoted women, hard workers and wickedly good cooks.

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