1,5 cl of gin
1,5 cl of vodka
1,5 cl of tequila
1,5 cl of white rum
1,5 cl of Triple sec
2,5 cl of sugar syrup
a splash of cola (not Coke)
Long Island iced tea is one of the most alcoholic drinks available.It’s made of vodka, tequila, white rum, Triple Sec, and finally gin, and 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 of this alcoholic bomb comes from the fact that Robert Butt, a bartender, made the typical iced tea served on Long Island.
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.
On a regular basis, try it after dinner or as a refreshing long drink with a high alcohol content.
An original recipe for 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 doesn’t call for tea, but rather coke.
Even though this goes against the rule that you shouldn’t put more than two spirits in a glass, it’s 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.
Suggested food pairings