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The REAL Long Island Iced Tea

The REAL Long Island Iced Tea


"There are a few impostors out there that claim to be Long Island Iced Teas. In actuality, there is only one correct way to make a LIIT... and this is it!"
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10 m servings 262 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix over ice; cover and shake. Pour cocktail into a Collins or hurricane glass; top with splash of cola for color. Garnish with a lemon slice.

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  1. 32 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I will gladly verify that this is the original PROPER recipe for long island iced tea.

Most helpful critical review

This is a terrible recipe!

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I will gladly verify that this is the original PROPER recipe for long island iced tea.

Yep! That's it. Pure and simple!

This is the way to make a LIIT-Yum!

I did not know that tequila was in a "real" Long Island. I made a couple of these for me & my husband while we prepped for thanksgiving dinner. If we were to have had more than one, we would not...

This IS the Original and Famous LIIT recipe! You got it so right Sledge! and guess where I am from Long Island, NY! The only thing I do differently is put it all in the Tom Collins glass and ...

I was a bartender in the 80's and this is how I made LIT and I had a 3 limit I would severe per- person , but I worked in a restaurant bar ,, I'm from Arkansas I was having a hard time ...

This is a terrible recipe!

As a bartender, I would add that instead of one fluid ounce of sweet and sour, fill your glass 2/3 of the way, then add a splash of Coke. Otherwise the ratio is off and it will be too strong.

This was plenty strong, and tasted WAY better than what you pick up in a normal bar. If you want it a little less "strong" you can double the cola. And I know it's not "authentic," but the fir...

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