Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

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 rich kids from 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, though, I think you should try one. And I do mean, ONE. These are incredibly easy to drink without skipping a beat. Be careful. For real.


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Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 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
  • ice
  • 2 ounces cola
Instructions
  1. Combine alcohol and sour mix in a pitcher with ice. Stir to combine and chill.
  2. Fill two tall iced tea glasses with ice and strain Long Island Iced Tea over.
  3. Top with one ounce cola, each.
  4. Garnish with lime or lemon wedge.
Notes
Homemade sour mix: 1 part fresh lime juice, 1 part fresh lemon juice; 2 parts simple syrup.

 

Comments

  1. “Sew each other’s butt closed” Hahaha! Too funny!! I LOVE LIIT’s. Next time I have like $100 I don’t need, I will buy all the different liquors to go in them. Of course, they will last me for months, so if you divide that….. Then, it will be like ‘cooking with wine,’ even using the wine as an ingredient. But it will be LIIT, so not a very good ingredient. No alternative but to drink a couple of them.

    • Haha! I know, we spent the majority of our “props” budget on booze. I was actually surprised, though, that Trader Joe’s had good prices on alcohol at least!

  2. I want to get drunk with you and discuss The Disney Afternoon.

    And play with gerbils. But not in the way you’re apparently used to.

    ANYwho, I bought your book, “HOW TO COOK” – Does there happen to be an eBook version of it I can download for convenience?

    Love your style.

    ~ Internet Person

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