Long Island Iced Tea

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name = Long Island Iced Tea



caption = The Long Island iced tea was named for its resemblance to non-alcoholic Iced tea.
type = highball| flaming =
vodka = yes
tequila = yes
rum = yes
gin = yes
triplesec = yes
served = rocks
garnish = lemon slice
drinkware = highball
ingredients = *1.5 cl (three parts) Vodka
*1.5 cl (three parts) Tequila
*1.5 cl (three parts) White Rum
*1.5 cl (three parts) Triple Sec
*1.5 cl (three parts) Gin
*2.5 cl (five parts) Lemon juice
*3.0 cl (six parts) Gomme Syrup
*Dash of Cola
prep = Mix ingredients in glass over ice, stir, garnish and serve.
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footnotes =
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A Long Island Iced Tea is a highball made with, among other ingredients, vodka, gin, tequila, and rum. A popular version mixes equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec with 1 1/2 parts sour mix and a splash of cola. Close variants often replace the sour mix with sweet and sour mix or with lemon juice, the cola with actual iced tea, or add white creme de menthe. Some restaurants substitute brandy for the tequila.

The drink has a much higher alcohol concentration (~28%) than most highballs because of the proportionally small amount of mixer. The cola is just for color.

This highball is often altered in other countries, due to the unpopularity of sour mix. Long Island Iced Tea served outside the States is often made of liquors and cola alone (without sour mix), with lemon or lime juice, or with lime cordial.

History

Long Island Iced Tea was first served in the late 1970s by Robert (Rosebud) Butt, a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn, in the Town of Babylon, Long Island, New York. [Degrof, Dale: "The Craft of the Cocktail". Clarkson Potter, 2002.]

Variations

The increasing popularity of the Long Island has spawned its own family of highballs. Many drinks remain popular in their own right in numerous locales throughout the United States, while owing their existence to the success of the original Long Island Iced Tea.

External links

* [http://drink-recipe.us/long-island-ice-tea/ Long Island Iced Tea drink recipe]

References


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