Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island Iced Tea
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Recipe instructions for a Long Island Iced Tea:

  • To make a classic Long Island Iced Tea cocktail, a refreshing summer time favorite, try out the following famously odd mix of base spirits.

    1. Chill a collins glass with ice and pour it out when you are ready to mix your drink.
    2. Add the gin, vodka, sugar syrup, tequila, cola, lemon juice, rum and light rum into highball glass filled with ice
    3. Stir gently.
    4. Garnish with lemon spiral, and serve with straw.

    *You could also try adding all the ingredients except the cola, in a shaker with ice, shake well, strain into an ice-filled glass and finally top it off with cola.

    Enjoy your Long Island Iced Tea, and pace yourself with this one!

Cocktail History:

  • The origin of the Long Island Iced Tea is in dispute, like so many other cocktails in existence. Gary Regan, master mixologist had a perfect quote to summarize this cocktail creation, from his book The Joy of Mixology, "Whoever it was gets my vote best monkey at a typewriter. This is not a well thought out drink, and the notion of mixing all these spirits together is horrifying. Nevertheless, it's undeniable that the Long Island Iced Tea works". We agree, and the US spirits industry agree too! And ps, buy Gary's book, it's fantastic.

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