Its roots are much contested, its reputation mixed and its formula often misinterpreted. But one thing should never be disputed – the Long Island Iced Tea is one serious drink.
Our recipe keeps it neat, tidy and surprisingly delicate. Even so, this isn’t a cocktail for the feint-hearted, and it should be treated with respect.
Want to know how to make a Long Island Iced Tea? Here’s the cocktail recipe so you can make it at home:
12.5ml Stoli vodka
12.5ml Beefeater gin
12.5ml Bacardi rum
12.5ml Olmeca tequila
12.5ml Lemon purée
Coca Cola to top
Garnish with lemon slice
First fill a Boston glass with cubed ice and add the lemon purée. Then pour in all the alcoholic ingredients and give everything a really good shake (ideally for around ten seconds). Then pour the mixture over ice into a decent sized glass and top with Coca Cola.
Garnish with the lemon slice and, BANG, you’re done.
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