Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea is a type of alcoholic mixed drink typically made with tequilavodkalight rumtriple secgin, and a splash of cola, which gives the drink the same amber hue as its namesake. It is so named because of the resemblance to the color and taste of iced tea. A popular version mixes equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and triple sec with 1½ parts sour mix and a splash of cola.

Most variants use equal parts of the main liquors but include a smaller amount of triple sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur). Close variants often replace the sour mix with lemon juice, replace the cola with diet cola or actual iced tea, or add white crème de menthe; however, most variants do not include any tea. Some restaurants substitute brandy for the tequila.

The drink has a much higher alcohol concentration (approximately 22 percent) than most highball drinks due to the relatively small amount of mixer. Long islands can be ordered "extra long", which further increases the alcohol to mixer ratio.

Ingredients

  • vodka 1 oz.
  • white rum 1 oz.
  • London dry gin 1 oz.
  • Silver tequila 1 oz.
  • Triple sec liqueur 1 oz.
  • sugar syrup 1 oz.
  • lemon juice 1 oz.
  • cola 3 12 oz.
  • ice cubes 10 oz.

Directions

  1. Fill a glass to the top with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in lemon juice, sugar syrup and Triple Sec liqueur.
  3. Add vodka, gin, white rum and Silver tequila.
  4. Top up with cola and stir gently.
  5. Serve with lime slice.