Long Island Iced Tea Recipe from CulinaryLore


1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz triple sec
3/4 oz simple syrup]
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3 oz Coca-Cola
Lemon wedge for garnish, if desired


Fill the shaker about half to 3/4 full with ice. Small piece or cubes of ice work best. Mix together the vodka, gin, tequila, rum, Cointreau, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Do NOT add the Coca-Cola! Pour the mixture into the shaker put on the top, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass or other tall glass filled with ice, and top with the Coke until full. Stir gently and garnish the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.

After making your first Long Island Iced Tea, you can experiment to get the recipe just right for you. Some people like to use a mixture of juices like lemon, lime, and orange. Some people like to add a bit more vodka to give it more punch. Make it the way you like the best!

Liquor recommendations: Don't use premium liquors unless you really want to, but don't go too cheap. Recommendations:

Vodka: Svedka, Smirnoff, Skyy
Gin: Beefeater, Bombay Dry, Tanqueray
Tequila: ose Cuervo, Sauza, El Jimador, Juarez (use white, blanco, or silver)
Rum: Barcardi Light, Bastillo White (use light, white, or silver)
Triple Sec: Use Cointreau, Grand Mariner (a bit expensive!)..avoid generic triple secs, orange liqueurs, or curacao

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