Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Classic Long Island Iced Tea

Spending time back home in Florida brings certain things to mind.  Mom's meatloaf, dad's brichole, lasagna dinner and  then certain cocktails.  The classic Long Island Iced Tea is one that jumps into my mind.  Once upon a time on a beach long ago I enjoyed these fabulous drinks at a ladies night.

Sweet as tea with a kick like no other the Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most popular drinks out there and if you have never tried one, you will love this recipe.  And if you have tried one and never knew how to make one at home, you will really love this recipe.  Either way, you are going to LOVE IT.

Kick off your heels and pour one tonight!

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Long Island Iced Tea
1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce tequila
1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce white rum
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces cola

Fill cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour in all ingredients (except cola).  Shake well.  Strain into an ice filled tall cocktail glass.  Add cola, garnish with lemon wedge.  Serve and enjoy!

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  1. If you use lime juice instead of lemon you get a better color and a nicer bite also i prefer dark rum to white to give it a bit more sweet and then you don't need the simple syrup ; )

  2. If you use Lime juice instead of lemon you get a better bite and nicer color Also i prefer Dark Rum to white for a bit of sweet and then you don't need the simple syrup

  3. Love a good Long Island! This looks like a fantastic recipe; I'll have to try it the next time I'm craving a cocktail.


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