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Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
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Long Island Iced Tea

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"This is the classic Long Island Iced Tea, containing just a hint of citrus. It is best made with top shelf liquors. Watch out, it is very strong, but tastes very good, so you may not realize all the alcohol you're consuming."

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  1. In a cocktail mixer full of ice, combine vodka, gin, rum, triple sec and tequila. Add orange juice and cola. Shake vigorously until frothy. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice, and garnish with wedge of lemon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2003

I love long islands and this one was no exception. It was great and you have alot of fun.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2007

For a real Long Island like at the bar, reduce amounts to 1oz. And increase Tequilla to 1oz. Mix with 5oz of sweet and sour mix and shake well. NEVER,NEVER shake carbonated ingredients. Strain into tall glass and top with cola. My neighbors love it when I make these.

Jul 09, 2008

I was a bartender for many years, and the review "Chef daddy of 4" added is the only way I have ever made them.

Oct 03, 2008

CD 4 has the right idea - I've tended for 7yrs now and the perfect way to do it (IMHO) is equal pts vodka, rum, tequila, gin (1z per) 1.5z triple sec, 3.5z sour, splash of cola, transfer from pint to tumbler back to pint. garnish with a lemon. The cola/sour ratio is key in this drink.

Sep 09, 2007

These were grrrrrrrr8. I did mix equal parts of all four liquors, to make it easier to make a big batch. I also added a splash of sour mix in too for more froth when shaking. I multipled the whole recipe by 4 and made a pitcher, leaving the cola out. Then as my guests needed on, I used a cocktail shaker and shook the 6 ounces of "tea" mix to 2 ounces of cola with crushed ice, shook and served. I do have a touch of a hangover today :-)

Dec 31, 2004

Oh yea....! One does me in now! I cannot believe that at one time I could drink 5 of these in one night! So glad my parents sent me to university and I joined that sorority!

Oct 12, 2005

This is a very good drink, although I prefer not to use tequilla and instead of orange juice I use a homemade sweet and sour which is half simple syrup and half fresh squeezed lemons.

Aug 10, 2011

The real way to make one is equal parts of all the liquors, most times it's 1/2 oz. I say most times because if you are mixing them in big mason jars then you would use more! NEVER use orange juice or sweet and sour. Just make fresh sweet and sour with lemon juice and simple syrup. I will echo other reviews and say that you should never shake anything carbonated. This is how I make mine behind the bar. 1/2 oz Vodka 1/2 oz Tequila 1/2 oz Triple Sec or cointreau or similar 1/2 oz light rum 1/2 oz Gin 1 oz Lemon Juice (Fresh) 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (1:1 sugar and water) Splash Coke Add all liquors, lemon juice, and syrup into a cocktail tin. Fill a collins glass with ice then your shaker with ice. Shake ingredients for about 10 seconds and strain into the collins glass with ice. Top with coke. Garnish with a lemon and cherry.


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  • Calories
  • 507 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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