Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

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Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

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

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup and lemon juice to a Collins glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with a splash of the cola and stir briefly.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
  4. Serve with a straw.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: American