Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island Iced Tea is a favorite of the ‘70s and ‘80s, and everyone has a story about the crazy nights that started with one. It’s not a fancy cocktail, but it gets the job done, and depending on what ingredients you use it can actually be a pretty delicious drink. Try making a Long Island Iced Tea with middle-shelf booze, some nice triple sec, fresh lemon juice, and homemade simple syrup—we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


0.5 oz vodka
0.5 oz tequila
0.5 oz rum
0.5 oz gin
0.5 oz triple sec
0.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
0.25 oz simple syrup
0.5 oz Coca-Cola
Lemon wedge or wheel for garnish

Preparation: How to make a Long Island Iced Tea

  1. Add all ingredients (except Coca-Cola) to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge or wheel and serve.
Long Island Iced Tea