April 10, 2013 12:45 PM by Smash
Yahoo – Imagine for a second that you’re Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major championship winner, business icon and refreshment drink namesake. You are out at Augusta National on a spring day and you’re thirsty. Maybe a water will do, or a soda, or even a refreshing beer to help wash down one of Augusta’s fine lunch options.
No, an Arnold Palmer will do. That’s what Steve Politi of the Star-Ledger noticed on Monday at the Masters. Palmer was in his green jacket, having a lunch and enjoying the drink that he created when Politi started wondering just how the legend actually ordered his own drink.
I chased Kesley, the waitress serving Arnold Palmer yesterday, back to the bar where she was putting in another drink order.
“How did Arnie order his drink?”
“He leaned over and said, ‘I’ll have a Mr. Palmer.’ Then he winked,” Kesley said.
As the “Sportscenter” anchors said, “That was awesome.”
One of life’s greatest mysteries finally has an answer. I’m not even kidding when I say I’ve been wanting an answer for this for a very long time. The Arnold Palmer may possibly one of the best drinks ever created. A combination of two of the best drinks to begin with create a magical blend of wonderful.
Ordering your own drink by saying a “Mr. Palmer” and finishing off the order with a wink as an 83 year old legend…it just doesn’t get any better than that.
So now we know how it’s done. There’s a very good chance that’s how I order Arnold Palmer’s from here on out. A Mr. Palmer and a wink. 100% chance I’d get slapped for the wink but it just seems like the right thing to do.
And just so everyone knows, it’s ICED tea and ICED coffee. No…it’s not ice tea or ice coffee.