What is Long Island Iced Tea?
Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most classic alcoholic drinks. It’s a fan favorite and easy to make at home. It originated from a Long Island barman in the 1920s, and has been quenching the thirst of generations of partiers ever since.
Long Island Iced Tea is a mix of five spirits and a little bit of cola:
- White Rum
Other ingredients like lemon juice and simple syrup may also be added to give the drink the perfect balance of sweet and sour.
Preparing the Drink
To make a Long Island Iced Tea, you will need:
- Highball glass
- Measuring cup
- 25ml measures of each spirit
- 25ml measure of simple syrup
- 15ml measure of freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)
- 50ml measure of cola
Fill the highball glass with ice and add all the spirits, the simple syrup, and the lemon juice. Give the contents of the glass a good stir and then top with cola. Finally, garnish with a slice of lemon and serve.
Enjoying your Drink
Your Long Island Iced Tea should be enjoyed slowly and responsibly. It’s a potent mixture, so sip it in moderation before giving it a stir or adding more ice. Enjoy your Long Island Iced Tea and the company it keeps!