Dog Days of Summer

It is so hot, people are making videos of themselves cooking eggs on the sidewalks. There are huge fires in California. People are leaving their kids and dogs in hot cars to die… Seriously how does this keep happening??  August is almost here and at some point I will be sorry I complained about the heat probably in January when I am freezing and trying to plan a get away to see the sun!

It has officially  gotten to hot for a cold boozy drink Unless you want to end up face down in your neighbor’s yard mumbling something like life is good if only we could own giraffes transport us to work. At some point that happens( the too hot thing, hopefully not the giraffe conversation)  I am not sure when but it usually takes place after a day doing something outside when any normal person would be inside fanning themselves with a free fan given by some political person as they marched in some 4th of July parade saved for just this occasion. Ok so I have a large collection of propaganda fans, you may not but I do and sometimes they are useful…Unless I have been outside toiling away at some task that had to be done now and could not wait for a day when my face would not melt like that guy seeing the innards of the Ark of the Covenant.

Things to do on a hot day to stay cool, stay inside, make a popsicle, eat a popsicle. Yes you can take a cool shower or  lay naked on cool sheets or even submerge yourself in a tub of ice cubes like a human cocktail. But not one of those things  taste as good as a popsicle. I do understand personal naked time so feel free to eat your popsicle naked while sitting on a couch in-front  of a box fan.

You can go to the store and buy a popsicle, cherry, banana and grape are the best flavors. Its my blog I declare it so!!….Thats all well and good and I won’t deny  it is kinda tasty but I have taken to making popsicles myself and right now my favorite flavor is Arnold Palmer. Yes that delectable combination of tea and lemonade named after one of the greatest golfers of all time. He would drink this drink as an alternative to alcohol  and in 1960 someone overheard him order it and the rest is history. So much history that it even has its own ESPN 30 for 30 documentary.

Now the easy way to do this is buy a can of Arizona Tea’s Arnold Palmer pour it into a popsicle mould and call it a day. That does not work for me. I like mine homemade using fresh lemons and fresh brewed tea & simple syrup.

Arnold Palmer Popsicles

Arnie Palmer Popsicles


  • 1 cup Fresh Brew of your favorite tea
  • 1/4cup Simple Syrup Recipe


  • 1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2  Cup water
  • 1/4 cup Simple Syrup

After both drinks are made take popsicle forms and fill half way with lemonade and finish off with tea. If you do not have forms dixie cups or juice glasses also work. Double the recipe for larger glasses.

Freeze and enjoy when it is too hot for anything else but a popsicle.