Manderley Cottage Kitchen’s Apple Palmer

Wow was it hot last weekend at Manderley! After a perspiring bike ride through Cdub (Colonial Williamsburg), with its changing leaves and a funky autumn-time tilt to the sun which usually beckons for hot cider and a blanket, we couldn’t do it, it was just too dadgum hot. I already had the fridge stocked with a bottle of spiced cider ready for heating and cuddles, but right next to it was a chilly bottle of organic lemonade. Ah ha! Apple Palmers for all.  Now my Ma had mixed lemonade and iced tea for years, I think everyone had, but how ole Arnie got credit, I’ll never know. Maybe Ma should have had a blog back in the 70’s.

For those of you in parts of the country that say October on the wall calendar but 80-90 degrees on the thermometer, give this half this half that recipe a go.



Apple Palmer:
Fill a tall glass with crushed ice then with half spiced apple cider and half lemonade.  Garnish with twists of lime and lemon and a nice wedge of apple. Glug. Ahhhhhh.

That’s me from Manderley Cottage Kitchen. Out.


  1. Posted October 9, 2013 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

    I love Arnold Palmer’s, this is a great twist. I’ll give it a try when we buy cider again, even though it’s cool enough here in Michigan on most days to enjoy warm cider. 🙂

  2. Posted October 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM | Permalink

    That sounds amazing! I know, its so weird – summer temps during the day, then as soon as the sun goes down, its 43!

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