Friday, February 17, 2012

Steep Thoughts- The 'There Must Be A Way To Incorporate Shake Shack In A Post' Edition

I drink hot tea all year long, even on the hottest days. But sometimes I just want a refreshing glass of  iced tea. I often prefer this with food. I usually go the plain unsweetened route, but when it comes to eating greasy comfort food an Arnold Palmer fits the bill. Named after the golfer that created it, this drink is 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 iced tea. The sweet and tart lemonade is a perfect compliment to the bitter tea. Sometimes this drink is also called a 'half and half'. If I see it on a restaurant menu, I'll usually order it. It's hard to find one with the correct balance of tea and lemonade, but when it is just right, it is perfection.

Today I had one at my favorite place for indulgence, Shake Shack. I refuse to eat at fast food chains, but Shake Shack's quality salty burger calls my name every few weeks. I just can't help myself. While sipping my drink, I realized that the acidity in the Arnold Palmer is perfect to cut the grease.

If you're looking to try a half and half but can't find a restaurant or cafe that serves them, I've had good luck with the Nantucket Nectars version. It's a little sweeter than I'd prefer, but still a good choice. I just noticed that the man himself created his own line of tea drinks. I'll have to look for them in the future. Has anyone tried them?

Have a happy weekend!


  1. Love your blog. I'm part of a Tea on Tuesday online group and when I was thinking of my next post title I thought of 'tea happiness' I googled those words, and your blog came up. :) If it is okay I will be putting up a link to your blog on my next tea tuesday post.

  2. absolutely! Send me a link to your post, I'd love to read it.