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Long Island Iced Tea

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Posted: 05/21/21

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While the Long Island Iced Tea requires about everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to ingredients, somehow a delicious and popular cocktail is the end result! This well-known and well-loved cocktail packs a lively punch that rarely requires a refill. This recipe is the perfect ratio of ingredients to make the best Long Island Iced Tea!

two glasses of long island iced tea with ice, a straw and lemon garnish

While the drink doesn’t actually contain any iced tea, the appearance and refreshing essence are about as far as the similarities go. Likely created in Long Island, New York (hence the name), it is boozy, slightly sweet, and a recipe you’ll want to keep up your sleeve!

two glasses of long island iced tea with ice, straws, and lemon garnish

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

While you may get your workout in from all the pouring, we promise it will be worth it! Fill a glass with ice and add equal parts of your good quality tequila, vodka, white rum, triple sec, and gin. Then add a good splash of simple syrup and lemon juice (fresh is always best!). Top with coke, stir and enjoy!

making two glasses of long island iced tea by pouring ingredients from shaker over ice with lemon garnish

How to Make a Long Island Iced Tea

  1. Fill your glass with ice
  2. Add 1/2 ounce of tequila, vodka, white rum, triple sec, and gin
  3. Then add 1 ounce lemon juice and simple syrup
  4. Top with coke and stir
  5. Garnish with a lemon and enjoy!
Man pouring ingredients into a glass of long island iced tea with ice, lemon and cola

How to Serve

Since this mixed drink has quite a few ingredients, you’ll want to make sure you have a glass big enough to house them all. A tall glass tumbler or mason jar are perfect. Serve with lots of ice and some lemon wedges for garnish. I little extra citrus from the lemon garnish can be a nice addition depending on your taste preference.

man stirring a glass of long island iced tea with ice and lemons

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two glasses of long island iced tea with ice, straws, and lemons
two glasses of long island iced tea with ice, a straw and lemon garnish
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Long Island Iced tea

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
The Long Island Iced Tea is a well-known and well-loved boozy mixed drink that packs a lively punch and rarely requires a refill!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce tequila
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • top with coke

Instructions

  • Add tequila, vodka, white rum, triple sec, gin, simple syrup and lemon juice to an ice filled glass.
  • Top with coke and stir.
  • Garnish and enjoy.
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
two glasses of long island iced tea with ice, a straw and lemon garnish

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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  1. Karen says

    Thanks for all your drink recipes summer coming and i making a list of all .

  2. Christie says

    I love to splash with amaretto it is delicious 😊

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