Absolut Vodka, Light Rum, Gin, Tequila Blanco, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice, Cola, Lemon
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with a lime wheel, orange and lemon also works great, it's up to you!
There are many stories about the history of the Long Island Iced Tea. According to one of them, the cocktail was invented during the 1920’s prohibition in a speakeasy as a way to disguise your alcoholic beverage so that it looked like Iced Tea. Despite its great taste, few bartenders were offering it until its popularity exploded due to a New York Times article calling it “The Unofficial Drink of Summer” in 1972. Since then, Long Island Iced Tea cocktails have been enjoyed around the world as one of everyone’s favorite summer drinks.
What is a Long Island Iced Tea?
The Long Island Iced Tea is a classic cocktail that plays in a league of its own. It contains as many as five spirits, the juice of one lemon and some fizzy cola on top of it all!
Does Long Island Iced Tea taste good?
The Long Island Iced Tea has a pretty stiff and boozy character that’s perfectly balanced with the tart, sweet and fresh flavors of fresh lemon juice and a splash of cola. Because of how alcohol-forward it tastes, it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it’s definitely something you need to try if you’re a cocktail enthusiast.
Are Long Island Iced Teas strong?
Yes. The Long Island Iced Tea uses a little bit of almost every base spirit usually you’ll find in a bar, so you’ll want to use smaller measures than your typical cocktail.
What’s in a Long Island Iced Tea?
You might want to take a seat for this one because the list is long! Okay, here we go: Vodka! Light Rum! Gin! Tequila! Triple sec! That’s it? NO! WE ALSO NEED LEMON JUICE! COLA! AND A LEMON WEDGE FOR GARNISH! I’M USING UPPER CASE LETTERS TO EMPHASIZE THERE’S A LOT OF INGREDIENTS IN THIS DRINK.
How do you make a Long Island Iced Tea from home?
The secret to making a truly great Long Island Iced Tea lies in the size. We think that the classic highball glasses they usually come in are a bit much, so we prefer serving our Long Island Iced Tea in a rocks glass instead. This way, you’ll have more control over temperature and dilution, making sure whoever is drinking it gets a perfect sip every sip.
Are you supposed to stir a Long Island Iced Tea?
Traditionally, the Long Island Iced Tea is indeed a stirred drink. However, we prefer to shake them using cocktail shaker! The shaking introduces a bunch of air into the cocktail giving it a better taste and fluffier texture!