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Long Island Iced Tea Drink Recipe

Long Island Iced Tea drink recipe

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Mixing Instructions

Pour everything into a collins glass, splashing cola on tthe top, and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon spiral and a straw.

Comments on Long Island Iced Tea:

By Longie Fan on February 14th, 2011 at 21:59:02

I work at a bar that takes a lot of pride in our Longie's. Heres how we make them...don't knock it till you try it. In a boston glass, place a slice of lime and lemon, 15mls lemon juice and 15 mls simple syrup. Add ice to the top, and then add 15mls each of, gin, vodka, triple sec, silver tequila and white rum. Clap a pinch of mint leaves and add to the glass. Stir until properly diluted. Top with ice and add a dash of coke for colour

By theonlydrinkwedrink on January 13th, 2010 at 12:11:02

i agree thepepsikid - that's the one we've used and everyone loves it. we used lemonade when we ran out of sweet+sour mix and liked it better, so it became the new standard.

1 shot each lemodade, Vodka, White Rum, Gin, White Tequila, Triple Sec.

really no need for the coke. a lot of people put in a full shot of coke and ruin it. a drop for color if any

ive also heard squeezing the oil from a lemon rind in the bottom of the glass makes it go down smoother, but i've never had the patience

By Derek on November 4th, 2009 at 14:02:26

i was wondering what if the most common used liquors for a long island?

By Derek on November 4th, 2009 at 14:01:01

is there a variation to what kind of liquor you use? is it the one you prefer... like when it says white tequila ...i use patron silver...

By thepepsikid on November 2nd, 2009 at 09:04:21

We make ours up with Vodka,White Rum, Gin, White Tequila, Triple Sec, lemonade & splash of coke w/lemon wedge. I mix up all the booze in a half gallon that way all have to do is pour in glass add the lemonade & coke and it's done. We get lots of compliments on it. Think it just depends on bartender and there little twists

By Otter on October 13th, 2009 at 00:34:44

I've been trying this a few times and I never got it right. I was told traditional Long Island contains the 5 clear liquors.

I have tried 1 oz of each and I also tried 1/2 oz of each.
I've tried coke, and I've also tried pepsi, because someone once told me pepsi is a better choice because it wasn't as sweet.

but up till this day I have never established a perfect recipe yet.

By Long Island Bartender. on August 27th, 2009 at 22:06:22

Every Bartender makes Every Drink Diffrent. I was taught to make with Tequila as it is one of the "Clear" Liqours on the Bar.

By just1ll on May 23rd, 2009 at 04:35:00

I totally agree with madmixologist.

By TheCaptain on March 19th, 2009 at 11:32:25

I've tried a number of variations and I like the one by MadMixologist. I.E. the above recipe without the Tequila.

By fucian on March 11th, 2009 at 21:59:30

I found an old drink recipe book of my grandfathers it has a Long island recipe containing rum, gin, vodka, tequila, a splash of vermouth triple sec, and coke.

By Wildchild on November 8th, 2008 at 11:49:18

The traditional Long Island Iced tea contains all 5 of the "clear" alcohols.

By Bluepanther81 on October 22nd, 2008 at 12:20:47

and don't forget the cherries

By The Archvillain Bartender on August 5th, 2008 at 20:44:51

That's a tough one MadMixologist. It likely varies depending on the bartender or locale. The International Bartender's Association lists the "official" ingredients as Vodka, Tequila, White Rum, Cointreau, Gin, Lemon juice, Gomme syrup and cola.

The version of Texas Tea I'm familiar with gets the "Texas" from adding Bourbon.

By MadMixologist on August 5th, 2008 at 15:45:29

This is a common mistake, by adding Tequila it is actually making this drink a Texas Tea not a Long Island Iced Tea. A Long Island is Vodka, Gin, Rum, Triple Sec, sweet n' sour and a splash of coke.

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)

Calories 488 (2,043 kJ)
from alcohol 253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 55g 18%
Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 52g
Cholesterol 0.2g 0%
Sodium 4.2mg 0%
Potassium 67.7mg 1%
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Calcium 4 mg 0%
Iron 0 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Folate 0 µ 0%
: Nutritional information disclaimer

*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

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