Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (161 ratings)

Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Lemon slice or wedge

How to make:

SHAKE first 8 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with cola.

5/12 fl oz Light white rum (charcoal-filtered 1-4 years old)
5/12 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
5/12 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
5/12 fl oz Patrón Silver blanco tequila
5/12 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)
5/12 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
5/12 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
5/12 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
2 fl oz Cola (e.g. Coca Cola or Pepsi Cola)
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Review:

A cooling, combination of four different white spirits, triple sec, lemon and lime, crowned with a splash of cola.

Variant:

Tokyo Iced Tea - with green melon liqueur
Adios, Motherfucker ( (AKA Alaskan Iced Tea) - with blue curaçao

History:

This infamous drink reached the height of its popularity in the early 1980s and by 1985 The New York Times reported, "A potent alcoholic drink called Long Island Iced Tea is sweeping the Island's bars as well as watering spots across the country."

Of the many stories surrounding its origin, perhaps the most credible attributes its creation to the 1970s, perhaps 1972, by Robert "Rosebud" Butt at Oak Beach Inn in Babylon, New York. This area of New York State is known as Long Island and the drink resembles an iced tea, so disguising its alcoholic contents – a fact that has many claiming its true origins go back to Prohibition.

Nutrition:

One serving of Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail contains 209 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 12.68% alc./vol. (25.36° proof)
  • 20.3 grams of pure alcohol
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