Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

The world famous Long Island Iced Tea is claimed to have been first invented in 1972 by Robert Butt. Butt was bartending at Oak Beach Inn when he participated in a cocktail contest. With bottles flying, this concoction became an immediate hit. By the mid-1970’s, nearly every bar on Long Island began serving up this summer treat. This drink has a much higher alcohol concentration (approximately 22 percent) than most highball drinks with a combination of 5 different alcohols and a splash of Coke - one that sure packs a punch!
Although this iced tea looks like one mom would make on a hot summer day, don’t get it confused with this adult-only refreshing summer favorite on Long Island.
Estimated Preparation Time: 2-3  Minutes
Serves: 1
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 ounce Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Gin
  • 1 1/2 ounce Sour mix
  • 1 splash Coke
  • 1 slice Lemon
  1. Fill glass with ice. 
  2. Add liquors. 
  3. Add sour mix. 
  4. Top with splash of coke. 
  5. Serve with lemon slice and straw.
As a refreshing alternative, use orange juice in place of sour mix, replace lemon with a slice of orange and you've made a California Ice Tea!
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