If you've landed on this page, it's fair to say you're pretty brave. Long Island Iced Teas are as dangerous as they are delicious! Spoiler alert: there's no actual tea in this cocktail. There's no room, as it's it's packed full of booze instead.
During America's Prohibition era, when a constitutional amendment banned the sale, consumption, and production of alcoholic drinks, the resourceful Americans tried their hands at cocktail-crafting. The name actually refers to the look and colour of the finished cocktail. The rest of the story is a bit hazy, and we're not surprised. After one or two Long Island Iced Teas, you likely won’t remember the drink’s origin story anyway.
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Nutrition: 220 Calories
- 3/4 ounce vodka
- 3/4 ounce white rum
- 3/4 ounce silver tequila
- 3/4 ounce gin
- 3/4 ounce triple sec
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- Cola, to top
- Garnish: lemon wedge
- Add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup and lemon juice to a Collins glass filled with ice.
- Top with a splash of the cola and stir briefly.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge.
- Serve with a straw.
Category: Drinks | Cuisine: American