Long Island Iced Tea
The strongest of all the teas. (Take that Lyons and Barrys!)
This drink is not for the faint-hearted, but for the one’s that want to have a great night …. and fast.
Don’t let the sweet innocent taste of this drink fool you. Be prepared, this tea can have 5 different liquors in it. And, as Irish people are already … be cautious over a cold cup of tea.
Anyway, this drink is perfect if your late to a party, want to try something with a kick and is sweet tasting. It’s a favorite of many and for good reason!
While it may not contain tea, for all you tea lovers out there, this may the cuppa you’ve been looking for.
To make 2 Long Island Iced Tea cocktails, you will need:
- 1 shot of Vodka
- 1 shot White Rum
- 1 shot Gin
- 1 shot Tequila
- 1/2 shot Triple Sec
- Coca Cola
- Lemon Juice
- 2 Highball Glasses
- Lemon slices to garnish
Put a few cubes of ice in the glasses. Fill half way with coca cola.
Put the rest of the ingredients (Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila, Triple Sec & Lemon Juice) into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake, Shake, Shake it!
(A trick is to shake the cocktail shaker until it becomes too cold to shake anymore.)
Strain the liquor and lemon mix between the 2 glasses & stir.
(To separate the cocktail like the feature pic you will need a soup spoon. Yes a soup spoon. One of your soup spoons is now your new cocktail spoon, congratulations. Bend the spoon so that the handle is at almost a 90 degree angle from the spoon surface. Place your spoon just inside the cola mix. Gentle pour in the cocktail mixture on top of the spoon. This takes plenty of practice and patience, don’t worry you will be a pro in no time!)
Place a lemon slice on the side and serve.
Next time your in a cocktail bar and what value for money, this drink is perfect. 5 alcohols in 1. Some bars sometimes only make them with 4 liquors (Leaving out the triple sec usually, so keep an eye out for that.)
Long Island is actually a favourite of mine to make, however, I do drink it known it’s going to be an interesting night ahead.
Let me know what you think of Iced Tea’s. Are we better of just getting a regular cup of tea on a night out?
But the main question that we should be asking is … What were you thinking Long Island?