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Long island iced tea

Ingredients

  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • 1 fluid ounce gold tequila
  • 1 fluid ounce rum
  • 1 fluid ounce gin
  • 1 fluid ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 5 fluid ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 2 fluid ounces cola
  • 1 lime wedge

Glass

long island iced tea Glasses

Preparation instructions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour in vodka, tequila, rum, gin, Cointreau, and sweet and sour mix. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty. Place a few cubes of ice into a highball glass, and strain in the iced tea. Top with the cola, and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Original recipe makes 1 serving

Hisstory of Long Island Ice Tea

The Long Island Ice Tea is a relative newcomer on the cocktail scene.
Unlike some of the classic cocktails such as the Manhattan or the Martini which date back some 100 years, the Long Island Ice Tea made it's first appearance in the late 1970's.

With such a short history it should be easy to spot the grains of truth among the chaff.
However, there are claims the Long Island Ice Tea was invented in the 1920's making the drink significantly older than originally thought and placing it's birth in the middle of Prohibition