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Long Island Iced Tea

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Long Island Iced Tea is a cold refreshing adult drink that has equal parts of Vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, and coke. This drink is perfect to enjoy at parties or poolside this summer. 

Long Island Iced Tea

When it comes to cocktails the Long Island Iced Tea has been around for a long time and for good reason! It goes down smooth and is loaded with delicious alcohol. It is the drink that belongs at all your summer gatherings and pool parties. The thing I love about this drink is that I can change the amount of coke it has for all my guests’ preferences. If you are looking for more cocktails to enjoy this summer you will want to grab our recipes for the Fuzzy Navel as well as Sex on the Beach.

long island iced tea

How to Make Long Island Iced Tea

  • Add ice to your shaker. Then add 1 ounce of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and triple sec.

  • Fill your drinking glass with ice.

  • Shake the contents of your shaker for 15 seconds. Then, strain your drink over your fresh ice.
  • Add your coke straight to your glass to achieve a tea-like color.

  • Garnish with a lemon slice if desired and enjoy! 
long island iced tea

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • While this drink contains quite a bit of alcohol, it actually is smooth and refreshing. It has just the right amount of kick that you want in a cocktail. 
  • Use a high quality gin and triple sec. These are the ingredients that have the most flavor so you want to make sure you choose good quality ones. 
  • If you prefer you can add in more coke. This will make it darker in color. You can also add less coke if you prefer as well. 
  • If you don’t like your drink over ice because you are worried about it becoming watered down, simply chill your drinking glass for about 30 minutes before use. 
  • You can easily make a big batch of this if you prefer by doubling or tripling the recipe. 
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Storage

It is best to enjoy your drink right away.

long island iced tea

Can I make Long Island Iced Tea ahead of time?

If you prefer to make Long Island Iced Tea ahead of time I recommend mixing all the ingredients together, except for the ice and then covering it and placing it in the fridge. When you are ready to serve, you will want to stir your drink mixture. Add ice to individual glasses and then pour in your Long Island Iced Tea. I would make this no more than 4 hours ahead of time. 

long island iced tea

Long Island Iced Tea

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Long Island Iced Tea is a cold refreshing adult drink that has equal parts of Vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, and coke. This drink is perfect to enjoy at parties or poolside this summer.

Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce Vodka
  • 1 Ounce White Rum
  • 1 Ounce White Tequila
  • 1 Ounce Gin
  • 1 Ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 Ounce Coke (for color)

Instructions

  1. Add ice to your shaker. Then add 1 ounce of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and triple sec.
  2. Fill your drinking glass with ice.
  3. Shake the contents of your shaker for 15 seconds. Then, strain your drink over your fresh ice.
  4. Add your coke straight to your glass to achieve a tea-like color.
  5. Garnish with a lemon slice if desired and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g

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