A Long Island iced tea is typically made with gin, vodka, tequila, light rum, and triple sec or Cointreau. A dash of lemon juice and a top up with coke gives this cocktail a similar colour to iced tea. Don’t be fooled with the name as it is loaded with alcohol and there is no tea included in this drink 😊
The origin of this drink comes from a bartender who worked on Long Island, New York in 1972 and created this drink to enter a contest.
All ingredients are usually poured over ice in a long drink glass, a hurricaine glass, or a fancy high cocktail glass and gently stirred to mix.
If you mix with low sugar drinks, like us, the alcohol will be more noticeable.
Related: other cocktails
Long Island Iced tea
For 1 cocktail
- 1 cl gin
- 1 cl vodka
- 1 cl rum
- 1 cl tequila
- 1 cl triple sec
- 1,5 cl lemon juice
- Coke to top up
For the garnish
- Fill a long drink glass with ice cubes, add all drinks and stir gentil.
- Top up with coke.
- Garnish with a slice of lemon