Long Island Iced Tea


Long Island Iced Tea…..Anyone who never had this drink before would think that it is an iced tea. But really, it’s NOT! It doesn’t contain iced tea at all.

So, what is it?

First of all, it is an alcoholic beverage (cocktail), best served during the summer season. But, of course, you can enjoy it at any time of the year. In a nutshell, it’s a mixture of gin, triple sec, light rum, vodka, and tequila with a splash of cola. That’s exactly the reason why it has the same color as its namesake.

It’s a great drink, but be careful as it is stealth as well. It goes down easy, enough for you not to feel the alcohol content at first. But oh boy, they can sneak on you when you least expect it! So you better take it easy when drinking this type of cocktail.


Making Long Island Iced Tea at Home

It’s not really that hard to make long island iced tea at home. You don’t even need those fancy equipment that they have at the bars. With a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can definitely pull together this famous cocktail and drink it with your significant other on a weekend night or perhaps serve during a party.

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Long Island Iced Tea

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Delicious, refreshing, and goes down so easy…That’s what makes long island iced tea so good!



1/2 oz. vodka

1/2 oz. rum

1/2 oz. gin

1/2 oz. tequila

1 shot triple sec liqeur

1 oz. cola

1 oz. sweet and sour mix

1 raw lemon


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka, rum, tequila, gin, sour mix, and triple sec.
  3. Put the lid on and shake well.
  4. Pour cocktail into a glass and top with cola.
  5. Garnish with a lemon slice.


Best served in a hurricane or Collins glass.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail

Easy, right? If long island iced tea is your favorite cocktail, there is no more need to go to the bar if you just want to have a glass of this beverage. As long as you have a stash of the ingredients, you should be all set to make a serving in the comfort of your home.

Planning on serving it during a party? No worries. The measurements of the ingredients described above are good for one serving. Meaning, all you have to do is to determine the number of your expected guests and multiply that with the suggested measurements. And besides, if you need more later on, you can easily make some more.

garnished with a lime

Closing Thoughts

There you go with the famous Long Island Iced Tea recipe…

As you can see, though, this drink here has four different spirits in a single glass. So I would like to reiterate, be careful if you don’t want to end up with a terrible hangover. You won’t feel the booze while you are drinking it. But sooner or later, you will feel the effects. The trick is, take your time. Do not rush in having your second glass. Just enjoy every sip!

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