The Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most recognizable names in the world of cocktails. It’s also one of the more complex drinks when it comes to ingredients making it an essential cocktail to learn for home bartenders.
Why is it called a Long Island Iced Tea?
The Long Island is believed to have been created as an entry into a contest intended to spur the creation of cocktails based on Triple Sec back in 1972. The contest occurred in Long Island, hence the name which was coined by Robert Butt of the Oak Beach Inn in Long Island, New York.
How to Make a Long Island Iced Tea
As I mentioned previously, a Long Island is fairly complex in it’s ingredients given the need for five different spirits. You’ll need white rum, gin, silver tequila, vodka and triple sec for this drink so be sure to have those handy.
Follow the instructions and measurements in my recipe card below and add in lemon juice and a splash of cola to a glass with ice. Give it a light stir and that’s all there is to it!
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Long Island Iced Tea
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 3/4 ounce gin
- 3/4 ounce white rum
- 3/4 ounce silver tequila
- 3/4 ounce vodka
- 3/4 ounce triple sec
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- A splash of cola to taste
- Add ice cubes to a glass.
- Add ingredients to glass and stir gently.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.