Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Classic Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island Iced Tea is one of the top 5 requested cocktails in the world! An easy recipe, this drink is made with 5 spirits and actually tastes like sweet iced tea. Perfect way to celebrate summer!

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 
Serves 1 (or 2 small drinks)
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 cube filled tall cocktail glass.  Add cola, garnish with lemon wedge.  Serve and enjoy!


  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.

  4. If there is no tea in the drink, why does it taste like iced tea?

  5. I've had Long Island Iced tea, and it really does taste like iced tea! How can it, when it doesn't even contain tea?

  6. Wow, I haven't had one of these since my 20's. Sounds fabulous!


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