After finding this recipe for a Long Irish Iced Tea a few weeks ago, I had the hankering for the strong, original cocktail that has inspired so many variations. These highballs are great for Summer sippin', but don't let the name fool you: Long Island Iced Tea isn't actually made with tea. It was most likely named because of its resemblance to tea and lemony flavor.

This dangerous drink is a combination of vodka, rum, triple sec, gin, and tequila, so it's handy if you're moving and need to empty the liquor cabinet. The combination of booze, plus sweet and sour mix and a splash of cola, goes down surprisingly easily. To get the recipe,


Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea


  1. 1 part vodka
  2. 1 part tequila
  3. 1 part rum
  4. 1 part gin
  5. 1 part triple sec
  6. 1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
  7. 1 splash Coca-Cola


Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour back into the glass and make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top. Garnish with lemon.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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