Long Island Iced Tea Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card
Episode Five of 2 Shots 1 Take! Long Island Iced tea with Rachel of Rachel’s English.
Long Island Iced Teas (or LIIT) have a reputation for being the kind of drink that only Ivy League kids in the 1980s and sad, broken, alcoholic, bankers’ wives after-they-take-their-kids-to-school drink. But that is an unnecessarily complicated way of denigrating such a wonderful drink as this. LIIT has a noble heritage that dates back to Prohibition, or the 70’s depending on whom you choose to believe. Regardless, I think you should try one. And I do mean ONE. These are incredibly easy to drink without skipping a beat. Be careful.
Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
- Yield: 2
- 5 ounce sour mix (see note below for homemade sour mix)
- 1 ounce gold tequila
- 1 ounce white rum
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 2 ounces cola
- Combine alcohol and sour mix in a pitcher with ice. Stir to combine and chill.
- Fill two tall iced tea glasses with ice and strain Long Island Iced Tea over.
- Top with one ounce cola, each.
- Garnish with lime or lemon wedge.
Homemade sour mix: 1 part fresh lime juice, 1 part fresh lemon juice; 2 parts simple syrup.