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Happy Hour: Long Irish Iced Tea

When I'm not craving mojitos or other hard and fruity cocktails, I find that warm weather makes me thirst for spiked drinks inspired by iced tea. In my college days, I occasionally threw back a Long Island Iced Tea, and though the drink gets a bad rap for being so darn strong, it's also deliciously refreshing.

If you're longing (har har) for a more sophisticated take on the Long Island, I recently discovered a variation called the Long Irish Iced Tea, which uses citrus vodka, a honey-flavored Irish whiskey, and a cognac liqueur called Celtic Crossing. To get the recipe,

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Long Irish Iced Tea

Long Irish Iced Tea

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Long Irish Iced Tea

Ingredients

  1. 1 ounce citrus vodka
  2. 1 ounce Celtic Crossing liqueur
  3. 1 ounce Gosling's Gold Rum
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  5. 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  6. Splash of cola
  7. Lime wedge, for garnish

Directions

Pour all but the last 2 ingredients into a tall, ice-filled glass. Add a splash of cola and garnish with lime.

Makes 1 drink.

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atomicspin atomicspin 8 years
Long Island Iced Teas are not only strong, but each one is about 800 calories. The Irish one runs at around 750. Something to keep in mind as you're sucking them down.
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
mmm....
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
I have extolled their virtue on this site before, and I do so again. Pimm's Cups are fruity, refreshing, not too alcoholic, and very often mistaken for iced tea. They stand up to doctoring the fruit mixture, the herbal additions, and even the mixer. Definitely my summer drink of choice. Hands down.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Ah to be sure!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Quit teasing me already - popsicles now this. Very warm in CA today and this would go great with the BBQ salmon were gonna have.
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