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DharMag May 2016 Long Island iced tea cocktail recipe: the magic potion of Getafix

Long Island iced tea cocktail recipe, cocktail with all spirits, strong cocktail The Long Island iced tea is one of the most alcoholic drinks you can find around in circulation. It’s made of vodka, tequila, white rum, Triple Sec and finally gin, then everything is seasoned with sugar syrup, fresh lemon juice, and cola. Yeah, it’s like the magic potion of Getafix.

So you don’t mess with the Long Island cocktail, because it’s not just a plain tea, be careful, especially in the summer, because if it’s true that it quenches the thirst like no other drink, after a couple of these cocktails you may find yourself quite boozy!

The name comes from the fact that this alcoholic bomb was the typical iced tea served in Long Island, made by a bartender called Robert Butt.

The high alcohol content of the Long Island cocktail does not make it particularly suitable for pre-dinner duties unless it’s a very aggressive, dark and stormy night. Try it as after dinner or a nightly refreshing long drink with a punching alcoholic content.

An original recipe of Long Island does not exist and there are many variations and names that it assumes around the world, depending on the bartenders. Today the IBA Long Island recipe does not foresee the use of tea, but coke and despite being contrary to rules that do not want more than two spirits in the glass has been codified in the official book of Wonders.

Long Island Iced Tea cocktail ingredients

  • 1.5 cl of gin
  • 1.5 cl of white rum
  • 1.5 cl of Tequila
  • 1.5 cl Triple sec
  • 1.5 cl of vodka
  • 2.5 cl lemon juice
  • 3 cl sugar syrup
  • splash of cola or tea

How to prepare the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail

The cocktail is built directly in the glass. Put some ice, then pour all the spirits in equal parts, add juice & syrup and finish with a splash of cola.

Decorate with lime and lemon peels.

If you have a few minutes check out this video video to see bartender Vinny “Pepper-Leg” Abbagnale making the perfect Long Island drink.

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