Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Let's Get "Bombed" at Culinary Hotspot 5 &10!

"Can I get an Arnold Palmer?" I remember the first time I was waiting tables and a guest asked me this. I was so confused and then asked to see his ID as my 18 year old self had no idea what an Arnold Palmer was and assumed it was some fancy cocktail. The man was nice enough and explained to me that it was just a mix of tea and lemonade and he would prefer me to use sweet tea (of course). This popular drink is named after American golfer, Arnold Palmer. According to Palmer, he was in the habit of drinking ice tea with lemonade at home & at the 1960 US Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, CO he ordered the drink at the bar. A woman sitting nearby overheard him, and ordered "that Palmer drink", thus giving the mix its name. we know!

The lovely mixologists over at Chef Hugh Acheson's 5&10- in Athens, GA have upped the ante on this non-alcoholic classic. It's 5 o'clock somewhere so let's head over to Milledge Ave for one of 5&10's Arnold Bombers! Isn't the name the best? This refreshing cocktail is simple and clean with bright flavors and the perfect kick. If you can't make it over to 5&10 for a beverage and Acheson's insanely delicious and creative menu then check out their Arnold Bomber recipe below. In regards to the food, I suggest making the trip to Athens as the menu is very much one of a kind. The menu does change seasonally but my favorite mainstays are the Medjool Dates & Frogmore Stew-YUM!!!


This cocktail is the epitome of what the South is all about. 
It’s simple, clean, and a twist on a Southern Classic.

For earl grey infused gin: 1 liter good quality gin
½ c loose earl grey tea
¼ c honey 3 lemons ice cubes

1 cup homemade lemonade for one serving

Using a microplane, zest 2 of the lemons. Whisk the zest, gin, tea, and honey together and let them sit for one to two hours until the gin takes on the color of iced tea. Strain the liquid through a fine strainer and then through a coffee filter. Store the strained liquid in the gin bottle used. Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes, and measure in two ounces of the earl grey gin. Fill the remainder of the glass with the made-from-scratch lemonade. Turn the contents of the glass into a cocktail shaker and lightly shake. Return the contents to the glass and garnish with lemon slices.


Photo Credit-J.P. Bond

1 comment:

  1. Been there so many times but I'm definitely gunna try this out!