A magazine cover recently informed me that this is Arnold Palmer’s 80th year. His longevity could be due to genetics, careful lifestyle, or all that walking on the course, but I prefer to credit it to his signature drink. Less sugary than soda and full of anti-oxidants, it is also the perfect summer beverage. When I’m serving it with Mexican food, I like to substitute limeade for the lemonade. #3 has made a project of perfecting her pour so that the layers of her APs stay impressively separate. Layered or mixed, limey or lemony, an Arnold Palmer is a delicious drink. I’m not above using a stranger’s birthday as an excuse for a toast. Cheers!
Slightly related memory: a friend who was unacquainted with Arnold Palmers was astounded when a colleague ordered quite a few at a work lunch- and seemed entirely sober. Yet another great thing about the AP- it’s designed to keep you sharp, presumably so that your short game stays accurate.