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Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea Ingredients

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Long Island Iced Tea Description

How to prepare the perfect Long Island Iced Tea cocktail recipe?

Long Island Iced Tea cocktail description:

Unleash the timeless appeal of the Long Island Iced Tea, a cocktail renowned for its potent combination of spirits and its deceptively smooth taste. This classic drink mixes equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and triple sec, balanced with the tartness of lemon juice and the sweetness of sugar syrup, all topped off with a splash of cola. It’s a must-have recipe for any cocktail aficionado.

Long Island Iced Tea cocktail ingredients:

° Vodka: 1 cl (0.5 oz) – Provides a clean, smooth base for the cocktail.
° Gin: 1 cl (0.5 oz) – Adds a botanical complexity to the mix.
° Tequila: 1 cl (0.5 oz) – Brings a bold, agave-infused character.
° Rum: 1 cl (0.5 oz) – Contributes a subtle, sweet undertone.
° Triple Sec: 1 cl (0.5 oz) – Offers a citrusy sweetness, enhancing the overall flavor.
° Lemon Juice: 2.5 cl (1 oz) – Adds a fresh, zesty note.
° Sugar Syrup: 2.5 cl (1 oz) – Balances the acidity with a touch of sweetness.
° Cola: To top – Gives the cocktail its signature color and effervescence.

Long Island Iced Tea cocktail preparation:

1) In a shaker, combine vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec, lemon juice, and sugar syrup with ice.
2) Shake well until the mixture is thoroughly chilled.
3) Strain into a highball or hurricane glass filled with ice.
4) Top with cola, filling the glass to the desired level.
5) Optionally, garnish with a lemon slice or a twist for an added citrusy aroma.

Who invented the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail?

The Long Island Iced Tea mixed drink was created by Robert “Rosebud” Butt in 1976 at The Oak Beach Inn of Hampton, Long Island.

The Long Island Iced Tea is our cocktail of the day on December 15. That day is also known as International Tea Day… although the Long Island Iced Tea drink doesn’t contain any tea at all 🙂

Also check out the cocktail of the day for December 14, the Drunken Monkey cocktail, and the cocktail of the day for December 16, the Peartini cocktail.

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