Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail Recipe

The flavor of a Long Island – short for “Long Island Iced Tea”, resembles the classic brisk drink for which it gets it’s namesake. Comprised of a number of different alcohols, this cocktail is known for being quite potent without the strong kick of liquor flavor that other strong beverages might have. It is for this reason that it is perhaps one of the most popular drinks ordered in bars.

Similar drinks include Tokyo Tea, Adios, and Miami Vice. All of which use almost the exact same recipe and are similar in flavor and potency.


Long Island Iced Tea
Recipe type: Sours & Blended
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  • ½ Ounce Vodka
  • ½ Ounce Gin
  • ½ Ounce White Rum (Clear)
  • ½ Ounce Silver Tequila (Clear)
  • Fill with Sweet & Sour Mix.
  • Splash with Coke.
  • Garnish with Lemon.
  1. Fill a Highball Glass or Pint Glass with Ice.
  2. Add the Vodka, Gin, Rum & Tequila.
  3. Fill almost to the top with Sweet & Sour Mix.
  4. Add just a splash of Coke for color and a bit of flavor.
  5. Add your garnish of Lemon.
As an option, you can also add ¼ to ½ ounce of Triple Sec. Or to create an even more potent drink, double the portions of Vodka, Gin, Rum and Tequila. Then finish the drink as you normally would by filling with Sweet & Sour and splashing with Coke. It will taste almost the same but will be much higher is alcohol content.

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