Long Island Iced Tea
A Long Island Iced Tea is named after its taste, which resembles a non-alcoholic iced tea. But,
don't be fooled into thinking that it's anything like a regular iced drink.
In fact, this cocktail
has a much higher alcohol concentraion than most highball drinks because of the high alcohol to mixer ratio.
usually in a highball or pint glass, the drink is made from a combination of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and
triple-sec, topped off with a little sour-mix. So as you can see, the alcohol predominates most of the drink.
According to several sources, it is thought that the Long Island Iced Tea was first served in the 1970s
by bartender, Robert Butts, in the city of Long Island, New York. Hence, the name.
To make this drink, you'll need a whole range of alcohol, which are vodka, rum, gin, tequila,
and triple-sec. You will also need sour-mix, which is similar to lemonade. You can buy pre-made
sour-mix, or make it yourself.
To make your own Sour Mix
, all you need are:
Sweet syrup made from 3
parts sugar (or styvia)
, and 2
, and 2
part lemon juice
You can adjust the sugar to lemon ratio depending on how sweet or tart you want the mix to be.
First, in a pot, pour in the water and place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once the water
starts to boil, add in the sugar and lemon juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat,
and let cool.
Now that the sour-mix is complete, let's jump to the recipe.
- 1/2 oz. of Organic Vodka
- 1/2 oz. of Organic Gin
- 1/2 oz. of Organic Rum
- 1/2 oz. of Organic Tequila
- 1/2 oz. of Organic Triple-Sec
- 1/2 oz. of Organic Sour-Mix
- 1 Tablespoon of Coke
- Fill a pint or highball glass with ice
- Pour 1/2 oz. of the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple-sec into the glass
- Add the sour-mix
- Cover with a metal shaker, and shake vigorously
- Top off with coke
- Garnish with a lemon slice, and serve