What's the difference between Arnold Palmer, Ernie Els & John Daly beverages?
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What’s the difference between Arnold Palmer, Ernie Els & John Daly beverages?


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At this point, we should all know what an Arnold Palmer is: a delightfully refreshing blend that's, more or less, half iced tea and half lemonade.

Naturally, the drinking set found a way to add liquor to the Arnold Palmer, deciding vodka -- and later, sweet-tea vodka -- was the perfect choice to slip into the beverage without changing its character and taste. That became known as the John Daly. While Daly didn't initially like that notion because of its insinuation that he's an alcoholic, Daly eventually acquired copyrights for the drink's name and is cashing in on the blend.

But what would you say to a half-Sprite, half-iced-tea combo? Well, that's apparently called an Ernie Els and it's a new thing in South Africa. Els partnered with Chill Beverages to create the line of drinks, available in three flavors, including peach and raspberry. The can might say "lemonade," but the drink has sparkling or carbonated water in it, a different twist on how Americans know the drink. Everything else is pretty much the same.



Even if you're concerned about Els ripping off Palmer's punch, the proceeds from the drink's sales benefit Els' foundation and its fight against autism. And if Els' drink can sniff the $100 million annual haul Palmer's drink makes for distributor Arizona Beverage Company, then it'll mean important funding for a cause that means a lot to the four-time major winner.

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