The Long Island Iced Tea is notorious for both its intense punch and the hangover it will give you the next morning. With a whopping 22 percent ABV, the Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most known cocktails. It blends five distinct liquor, equal parts of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and triple sec are shaken with simple syrup, lemon juice, and a hint of cola, giving you a drink you will surely remember until the next day.
One fact about the Long Island Ice Tea: It’s not tea. You will not find a single drop of tea on this amazing cocktail. The Long Island Iced Tea is a cherished drink that’s been around since the 1970s. It could have come from Prohibition when people wanted to mix their own alcohol with something sweet and refreshing. This is in order not to get caught by authorities during this time. Despite its name and appearance, the Long Island Iced Tea neither tastes like nor contains any tea at all—its signature amber hue actually comes from only a tiny splash of cola.
Read on to learn how to make this 5-star recipe for Long Island Iced Tea using our top of the line products.
2 cups ice cubes
3/4-ounce Spring Vodka
3/4-ounce Bunnyville Palace Gin
3/4 ounce white tequila
3/4 ounce Triple Sec
1/2 ounce Simple syrup
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce of cola, or to taste
2 lemon wedges
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Triple Sec, and lemon juice into the shaker. Cover and shake vigorously to combine and chill. Pour the mixture, ice and all, into 2 glasses or beer mugs and top off with the cola. Garnish with lemon wedges. Serve.