The Long Island Iced Tea is one of the all time greats. It’s a stealth drink, like the Zombie. It goes down so easy, the high alcohol content sneaks up on you. It’s also a great pre-mixer to make in pitchers and serve at parties. Summertime is an ideal time to serve the Long Island Iced Tea, because its taste is reminiscent of iced tea even though there’s no tea in it at all.
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1/2 ounce white rum
- 1/2 ounce white tequila
- 1/2 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Cola to taste (about 1/2 cup)
- Lemon wedges
Fill awith ice and add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, Triple Sec, and lemon juice. Shake it vigorously until the shaker gets frosty on the outside. Pour into a and top it off with cola. Garnish with lemon wedges or drop some lemon rounds into it, and serve.
The Long Island Iced Tea basically tastes like iced tea, which is pretty delicious with any meal. Because this is a strong drink, pair it with solid meals (even a filling sandwich) rather than light salads and snacks. Try these: