Long Island Iced Tea

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Can’t decide on which spirit is your favourite? Give the Long Island Iced Tea a try so you won’t have to make the difficult decisions.

Containing a large majority of your spirits cabinet, the Long Island Iced Tea has a much higher alcohol concentration than most highball drinks due to the relatively small amount of mixer.

The drink is claimed to have been created by Robert “Rosebud” Butt in 1972 as an entry to a Triple Sec mixed drink contest while he was working at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island, New York.

A slightly more scandalous backstory claims the drink was invented in the 1920s during the United States Prohibition. Here, we are told on an infamous “Old Man Bishop” from a local community named Long Island in Tennessee. Perfected by his son, Ransom Bishop, the drink is slightly different to the Long Island Ice Tea we know today. The Bishop version included whiskey and maple syrup, as well as varied quantities of the five liquors.

 

Ingredients

15ml
Tito's Vodka
15ml
White Rum
15ml
Corazón Blanco Tequila
15ml
Marie Brizard Triple Sec
30ml
Finest Call Premium Lemon Sour Mix
Top
Cola

How to

Step 1

Shake all five ingredients with ice and strain into ice filled glass

Step 2

Top with cola

Step 3

Garnish with lemon wedge

Alcohol Type:
Vodka
Method:
Shaken
Glass Type:
Beer (Pint, Schooner, Handle, Pilsner, Pony)
Taste Profile:
Spirit-Forward
Style:
Modern Classic

Can’t decide on which spirit is your favourite? Give the Long Island Iced Tea a try so you won’t have to make the difficult decisions.