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Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

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Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail

Long Island Iced Tea

This is a popular mixed drink that should be in everyone's drink repertoire. An easy way to remember how to make a Long Island Iced Tea is to think of a small shot of 5 white spirits (gin, tequila, light rum, vodka, and triple sec), a shot of sour mix, fill with cola. It's really easy if you break it down, but it is also just as easy to drink too many of this highly alcoholic drink.

The 1970's credit for this potent and alluring concoction could go to Robert Bott, a bartender from Long Island, or to Charles Bishop, a 1930's moonshiner in (then dry) Tennessee. Or was it T.G.I. Friday's?

View Video: How to Make a Long Island Iced Tea, 4 Long Island Iced Tea Variations

The LIIT has also inspired many variations, which are listed below the recipe.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the spirits and sour mix into a collins glass with ice.
  2. Stir well or shake.
  3. Top the glass off with cola.
  4. Garnish with the lemon wedge.

Variations of the LIIT:

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 3 out of 5
, Member albertm2012

very sweet and relaxed drink for special occassions such as date dinners , weddings , adult birthdays , or a night out etc,,,,,,,,,,

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