Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

10 mins
Vadim Rachok
08.02.2024
08.02.2024
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Let’s make a Long Island Iced Tea. It’s a unique blend of spirits, each contributing its own distinct flavor profile. This easy Long Island Iced Tea recipe will allow you to make this cocktail with bold flavors and a refreshing taste in just 10 minutes. You can make it at home with just 8 ingredients that combine into delicious, ultra-boozy, refreshing summer drinks.

Ahh, the classic Long Island Iced Tea – a timeless cocktail with a reputation for its potent blend of spirits and refreshing taste. With its intriguing mix of vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple sec, this cocktail is a true crowd-pleaser, perfect for any occasion. Whether you're sipping it poolside on a hot summer day or enjoying it at a lively gathering with friends, the Long Island Iced Tea never fails to impress. Cheers to indulging in this iconic cocktail and creating unforgettable memories!

Long Island Iced Tea step by step Recipe

What is a Long Island Iced Tea?

The Long Island Iced Tea is a popular cocktail known for its mix of spirits and refreshing taste. Despite its name, this drink does not actually contain tea but instead combines a variety of spirits with cola and citrus flavors to create a balanced and deceptively smooth drink.

Key ingredients in a classic Long Island Iced Tea include vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple sec (an orange-flavored liqueur), along with sweet and sour mix and cola. These ingredients create a visually striking drink with layers of color when combined over ice in a tall glass.

Long Island Iced Tea is a unique mix of spirits, which contributes its own distinct flavor profile. Vodka provides a neutral base, while rum adds a sweet note, gin provides herbal touches, tequila offers a hint of agave, and triple sec adds a note of citrus. Together, these spirits create a complex and balanced cocktail that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

Long Island Iced Tea Ingredients

  • Vodka: Vodka adds a smooth and clean flavor profile to cocktails with a neutral base spirit.
  • Rum: It adds richness and complexity to the drink, with a hint of sweetness and depth of flavor.
  • Gin: Gin infuses the cocktail with herbal and botanical notes that enhance the flavor
  • Tequila: It balances the sweetness of the other ingredients with a distinct agave flavor and a hint of earthiness.
  • Triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur): Triple gives the cocktail a bright and citrusy flavor.
  • Sweet and sour mix: It provides a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, 
  • Cola: Cola balances the acidity of the citrus and enhances the overall sweetness of the drink, adding effervescence and a subtle caramel flavor.
  • Lemon slice: It garnishes the cocktail with a fresh citrus aroma and adds a pop of color.

How to cook Long Island Iced Tea

How to Make Long Island Iced Tea 

  1. First of all, gather all the ingredients.
  2. Then, fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour the vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix over the ice. Cover the shaker and shake.
  3. Pour the cocktail into a Collins or Hurricane glass and top with a splash of cola to add color. 
  4. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. Enjoy!

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Drinks, Cocktails
The best simple recipe for Long Island Iced Tea - a 10-minute summer cocktail.
Long Island Iced Tea
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 drink
The ingredients you need:
½ fluid ounce vodka
½ fluid ounce rum
½ fluid ounce gin
½ fluid ounce tequila
½ fluid ounce triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
1 fluid ounce sweet and sour mix
1 fluid ounce cola, or to taste
1 lemon slice
Let’s start !
1

Gather all the necessary ingredients.

2

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix over the ice, cover, and shake.

3

Pour the cocktail into a Collins or Hurricane glass and add a splash of cola for color.

4

Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Calories: 262
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g2%
Total Sugars 21g 
Protein 0g 
Vitamin C 10mg52%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0mg1%
Potassium 23mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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When crafting your Long Island Iced Tea, be mindful of the balance between the spirits and mixers. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in achieving the perfect harmony of flavors, so take care not to overpower one with the other. Additionally, don't be afraid to experiment with different variations of the recipe to suit your taste preferences – whether it's adjusting the ratios of the spirits or adding a splash of freshly squeezed citrus juice for an extra zing. Remember, the key to a truly exceptional cocktail lies in finding the perfect balance of flavors. So, raise your glass and toast to the art of mixology – may your Long Island Iced Tea be as bold and refreshing as the memories you create!

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