Long Island Iced Tea is the ultimate party cocktail mix with a strong blend of tequila, rum, vodka, gin, triple sec and a splash of cola.
The Long Island Iced Tea is claimed to have originated as an entry into a contest to create a new mixed drink with triple sec in 1972 New York. Served on the rocks, it combines gin, tequila, vodka, rum and triple sec for a cocktail with a much higher alcohol content than most highball drinks. The added splash of cola gives it an iced tea hue, yet most variations do not include any tea.
Make your own Long Island Iced Tea cocktail at home and get the party started.
Add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup and lemon juice to a Collins glass filled with ice.
Top with a splash of cola for colour and stir briefly. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Garnish with a slice of lemon.
If ever there was a cocktail that packed a punch, the Long Island Iced Tea is it!