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 faint-hearted, and it should be treated with respect.

Want to ignore all our warnings and make one for yourself? Here’s how to make a Long Island Iced Tea from the comfort of home.

EQUIPMENT

Boston tin

LONG ISLAND ICED TEA INGREDIENTS

12.5ml Ketel One vodka
12.5ml Cointreau
12.5ml Beefeater gin
12.5ml Bacardi rum
12.5ml Olmeca tequila
12.5ml Lemon purée
Coca-Cola to top

GARNISH

Lemon slice

HOW TO MAKE A LONG ISLAND ICED TEA

Firstly, fill a Boston tin 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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Or, while you’re at it, check out some of our other cocktail recipes:

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Cocktail recipe: How to make a Strawberry Daiquiri

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