Long Island Iced Tea
On paper, the Long Island Iced Tea is one hot mess of a drink. Four
along with triple sec, lemon juice and cola? The recipe reads more
like a frat house hazing than one of the world's most popular
cocktails. And yet, somehow, it works.
That's because the Long Island Iced Tea succeeds where so many of
today's refined cocktails fall short: It's boozy AF--more than four
ounces of alcohol against less than half that amount in mixers. Unless
you're a sailor on shore leave, that's a red-flag ratio rife with
morning-after consequences. It's also precisely what a person needs
every now and then.
Best then not to intellectualize the Long Island Iced Tea and simply
love it for what it is: an easy-gulping, one-and-done stiffy. If
you're looking to tame your tea a bit, pull back the boozy parts from
three-quarter ounce to half-ounce, and lean in on the cola. The good
3/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz White rum
3/4 oz Silver tequila
3/4 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Triple sec
3/4 oz Simple syrup
3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
Cola, to top
Garnish Lemon wedge
Add all the ingredients except the cola into a Collins glass with ice.
Top with a splash of the cola and stir briefly.
Garnish with a lemon wedge.
We can't lie the Long Island Iced Tea is one of our favorite guilty
you're brave enough, share your own)!
Flavors : [Sour] [Spirit-forward] [Sweet]
Base Spirit : [Gin] [Liqueurs] [Rum] [Tequila] [Vodka]
Cocktail Type : [Classics]
Served : [On the Rocks]
Strength : [Strong]
Difficulty : [Simple]
Hours : [Evening]