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