Combining equal portions of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec with a splash of cola, it is a strong classic in more ways than one and perfect to enjoy during our warm, but brief, summer.
There are many rumours regarding the origins of the Long Island Ice Tea: from a curious barman experimenting in a Long Island bar; to a rebelling community during 1920s prohibition. The blended liquors certainly pack a punch but the dash of cola detracts from any bitterness. Adding a twist of lemon juice gives this timeless drink a summer kick.
1/2 oz of triple sec
1/2 oz of white rum
1/2 oz of gin
1/2 oz of vodka
1/2 oz of tequila
1 oz of sour mix
A lemon wedge for garnish
1 Pour the spirits and sour mix into a large glass with ice.
2 Stir or shake well (enough to blend all liquors).
3 Fill the rest of glass with cola.
4 Squeeze some fresh lemon into the drink and garnish with lemon wedge.