what is in a long island ice tea

what is in a long island ice tea

What is a Long Island Ice Tea?

A Long Island Iced Tea is a classic cocktail popular in bars and restaurants around the world. It is a mix of several spirits with a cola, lime and syrups giving it its distinct flavor.


  • Vodka – an essential spirit to include in a Long Island Iced Tea.
  • Tequila – another important part of this classic drink!
  • Light Rum – for a nice light touch of sweetness.
  • Triple Sec – a liqueur with an orange flavor.
  • Gin – for an added herbal element.
  • Cola – to give it the soda-style feel.
  • Lemon juice – just the right amount of tartness.
  • Simple syrup – to sweeten it up!

How to make a Long Island Iced Tea

  • In a shaker add 1 ounce of vodka, 1 ounce of tequila, 1 ounce of light rum, 1 ounce of triple sec and 1 ounce of gin.
  • Add 2 ounces of cola to the shaker
  • Add 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice
  • Add 1 ounce of simple syrup
  • Fill the shaker with ice and shake it vigorously for 30 seconds
  • Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon


The Long Island Iced Tea is a delicious and refreshing cocktail made with several spirits, cola, lime and syrups. It is perfect for hot summer days or a special occasion. Enjoy!


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