Long Island Iced Tea originates, as the name suggests, from Long Island, New York. During the Prohibition era, when the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages were banned throughout the United States, there were many different kinds of smuggled liquor that bartenders mixed together and colored with cola so it looked like an innocent iced tea. Hence the name Long Island Iced Tea. Since then, the drink has been adjusted a bit, and to this day is served based on a fixed basic recipe, which you will find below.
Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
- ½ fluid ounce rum
- ½ fluid ounce gin
- ½ fluid ounce tequila
- ½ fluid ounce vodka
- ½ fluid ounce triple sec or cointreau
- ½ fluid ounce lemon juice
- 1 fluid ounce sugar syrup
- 1 fluid ounce cola
- 1 lemon slice
- Take a Collins glass and fill it with ice cubes.
- Add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup and lemon juice.
- Top with splash of cola for color. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Non-alcoholic Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
This cocktail is not really suitable as non-alcoholic as it mainly consists of spirits. So it will really just be cola and lime mixed together.