Long Island

The Long Island Iced Tea is a type of alcoholic mixed drink made with, among other ingredients, tequila, vodka, light rum, triple sec and gin. It is so named because of the resemblance to the color and taste of iced tea. A popular version mixes equal parts of liquors with 1½ parts of sour mix and a splash of cola, which gives the drink the same amber hue as its namesake. Most versions include a smaller amount of triple sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur).


  • 1/2 Oz vodka
  • 1/2 Oz gin
  • 1/2 Oz light rum
  • 1/2 Oz tequila
  • 1/2 Oz triple sec or Cointreau
  • 1 and 1/2 Oz sweet and sour mix or lime cordial instead of lime juice and simple syrup (optional)
  • Splash of cold cola
  • Lemon wedge garnish

Elaboration Process

  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add all of the ingredients except the cola to the cocktail shaker.
  3. Cap the shaker.
  4. Shake the ingredients one or two times to barely mix them or shake vigorously for about five seconds.
  5. Fill a highball, Collins or other tall glass such as a hurricane glass with the broken ice or ice cubes.
  6. Strain into the glass.
  7. Top off with a splash of cola.
  8. Garnish with the lemon wedge and serve

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