long island ice tea

The Long Island Ice Tea cocktail has a story to tell you

Ironically containing no tea, the Long Island Ice Tea cocktail has a story to tell that we have summarized for you.

A relatively young cocktail, the Long Island Ice Tea does not contain tea, but it does originate on Long Island, specifically at the Oak Beach Inn in Hampton Bays. Or at least this is said to be the most accurate theory.

Some 32 years ago Oak Beach Inn bartender Rosebud Butt invented the drink in 1976 and it became popular in this decade.

Despite its crazy mix of ingredients, of which four liqueurs, plus cola and lemon juice, the Long Island Ice Tea recipe works very well. It is necessary to know that the cocktail is heavy in alcohol and it is advisable not to overdo it! The Long Island Ice Tea is a cocktail that you either like it or you don’t like it, plain and simple.


How to prepare the Long Island Ice Tea?

Recipe by liquor.com


22.5 ml of vodka

22.5 ml of white rum

22.5 ml silver tequila

22.5 ml of gin

22.5 ml of triple sec

22.5 ml of simple syrup

22.5 ml fresh yellow lemon juice

Cola, for the top

Ice (4 cubes)

Garnish: a quarter of a lemon

Type of glass: Highball / Collins

Preparation: in a Highball or Collins glass add the ice cubes, vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, syrup and lemon juice. Add a cola topper and stir briefly. Once the ingredients are mixed, garnish with a quarter of a lime. Finish serving with a straw.

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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