Long Island Iced Tea is a popular cocktail that packs a serious punch. Despite its name, it doesn't actually contain any tea, but instead gets its name from the fact that it's the color of iced tea.
The drink typically includes equal parts of five different types of alcohol: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and triple sec. These are mixed with sour mix (a combination of lemon juice and simple syrup) and topped off with a splash of cola. The drink is usually served over ice in a tall glass, such as a Collins glass, and garnished with a lemon wedge.
- 15 ml vodka
- 15 ml gin
- 15 ml rum
- 15 ml tequila
- 15 ml triple sec/Orange Liqueur
- 22.5 ml sour mix (equal parts lemon juice and simple syrup)
- Splash of cola
- Fill a tall glass with ice.
- Combine the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well and strain into the glass.
- Top with a splash of cola.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge.
The resulting drink is potent, with a complex and balanced flavor that can be both sweet and sour. It's a great drink for those who like a strong cocktail with a little bit of sweetness.