The Story Behind The Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer Tea

One day during the late 1960s, after a long day of designing a course in the Palm Springs area, Arnold Palmer was ordering lunch and asked the waitress for a mixture of lemonade and iced tea. A woman sitting nearby overheard what he ordered and told the waitress, “I’ll have that Arnold Palmer drink.” And the eponymous beverage was born.

Arnold had been drinking the combination for years.  After a hot day on the course at Latrobe Country Club, he would ask his wife Winnie to make him an iced tea with lemonade. 

In the 1960's, not only did people want to golf like Arnold Palmer, but they wished to model their life after their hero too. This included drinking the beverages Mr. Palmer ordered. Word of the Arnold Palmer drink spread throughout America via Arnie's Army.

Fast forward to 2001 when Arnold Palmer Enterprises began bottling the drink with beverage industry professionals who struck up a deal with the AriZona Beverage Company. Due to the existing Americana cache of the drink, the popularity of the canned product had unprecedented year over year growth.

Mr. Palmer has been such a deeply embedded part of American culture for so long that it’s not surprising some people — especially, those too young to have known him as a golfer — mistake him for a product rather than a person.

A delicately delicious combination of iced tea and lemonade, Arnold Palmer Tea, is the perfect beverage with a refreshing taste that revives the senses.

Born in 1960

Arnold has been drinking the combination for decades.  After a hot day on the course at Latrobe Country Club, he would ask his wife Winnie to make him an iced tea with lemonade. 

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There are over 50 individual sku's of Arnold Palmer available.

8 Flavors

Original, Zero, Green Tea, Pomegranate, Peach, Strawberry, Southern Style, Natural Energy

5th Largest Tea Brand

AriZona has grown the Arnold Palmer Tea product line to become the 5th largest tea brand in the United States.

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+400,000,000

AriZona produces over 400,000,000 cans a year.

100% Original

Like Arnold Palmer, his namesake beverage is 100% original.

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Arnold Palmer Lite

11.5 oz. Half & Half Cans

The name “Arnold Palmer” has legendary roots as an original beverage combination of half iced tea and half lemonade, widely known for its refreshing taste and ability to revive the senses after a competitive round of golf. AriZona and Arnold Palmer have teamed up to bring you “Arnold Palmer Lite Half and Half.” This version combines traditional black tea and lemonade to make a refreshing, great tasting beverage.

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Arnold Palmer Zero

11.5oz Half & Half Cans

After a career that includes many golfing greats, Arnold Palmer still remains an ageless standard bearer for the sport. His magnetism, congeniality and charm still connect with the golfing public as well as the public at large. But perhaps one of the unlikely legacies to live on from this great golfer is the beverage that Palmer made popular. It’s a drink made of half tea and half lemonade and dubbed the “Arnold Palmer”. The King of golf has joined forces with the King of Teas and has brought to market another delightful version: Arnold Palmer Zero Half & Half. It has the same great taste as the original, but with zero calories. The legend continues to grow!

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Arnold Palmer Strawberry

Water Enhancer

Give your next glass of water an Arnold Palmer Strawberry kick with an AriZona water enhancer. At zero calories per serving, add as much flavor as you’d like while never having to worry about adding to your waistline! Arnold Palmer Half Iced Tea & Half Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing flavor and cool taste, that’s both satisfying and delicious. Whether you are on the golf course or at home you can enjoy the beverage of a legend.

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Arnold Palmer Half & Half

Powder Stix

The name “Arnold Palmer” has legendary roots as an original beverage combination of half iced tea and half lemonade, widely known for its refreshing taste and ability to revive the senses after a competitive round of golf. AriZona and Arnold Palmer have teamed up to bring you the Half & Half taste in a new 5-calorie on-the-go powder mix. Add it to 16oz or 20oz bottle of water, shake and enjoy! If only playing golf was that easy!

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Arnold Palmer Half & Half

Liquid Concentrate

The name “Arnold Palmer” has legendary roots as an original beverage combination of half iced tea and half lemonade, widely known for its refreshing taste and ability to revive the senses after a competitive round of golf. Now get your Arnold Palmer fix in easy to mix liquid concentrate! Just 1 measure of concentrate to 7 measures of water. Each box makes 2 gallons. No artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no preservatives.

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"Dirty Dancing" - (1987)

On the putting green... "oh. what am i doing wrong ? you're lining it up a little wrong, marge. daddy-- your mother will leave me for Arnold Palmer. someone's in trouble. besides your mother ? now you're overcorrecting, marge."

"Hope Springs" - (2012)

Tommy Lee Jones' character orders an Arnold Palmer at lunch. 

"Tin Cup" (1996)

Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoyThe steel workers' power and brawn of Carl Sandburg's. Arnold Palmer! 
Romeo Posar:
Unnhh, he's doing the Arnold Palmer thing. 
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: End the unfinished symphony of Roy McAvoy. 

"The Other Guys" (2010)

Arnold Palmer Alert!

Celebrating "The King"

Watch as major champions talk about what Arnold Palmer means to the game of golf.

"Happy Gilmore" (1996)

Chubbs: "Back in 1965, Sports Illustrated said I was going to be the next Arnold Palmer"

"Goldfinger" - (1964)

[Goldfinger is cheating at golf, with the help of Oddjob] 
Hawker: "If that's his original ball, I'm Arnold Palmer."