To make a Long Island Iced Tea, you will need the following ingredients:
1 oz vodka 1 oz tequila 1 oz gin 1 oz white rum 1 oz triple sec 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup 2 oz cola
Here’s how to make it:
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Add all of the ingredients except for the cola to the shaker.
- Shake well to combine the ingredients.
- Strain the mixture into a tall glass after filling it with ice and 3/4 of coca cola.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge.
The origins of the Long Island Iced Tea are disputed, with multiple claims about who created the drink and where it was first served.
One story attributes the drink to a man named Robert Butt, who created the drink in 1972 while working as a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island, New York. According to this story, Butt entered the drink in a cocktail competition and won, leading to the drink’s popularity.
Another story attributes the drink to a man named Earl D. “Buddy” Pell, who claimed to have created the drink in the 1950s at the Pavilion Hotel in Long Island. Pell claimed that he created the drink as a way to compete with a similar drink called the Texas Iced Tea, which was popular at the time.
Despite these claims, it is difficult to determine the true origins of the Long Island Iced Tea, as the drink has likely been around in some form for much longer than either of these stories suggests. What is clear, however, is that the Long Island Iced Tea has become a popular cocktail in bars and clubs around the world, and it continues to be enjoyed by many people today.
Note: The proportions of the ingredients in this recipe can be adjusted to your taste. Some people prefer a stronger or weaker drink, so feel free to adjust the amounts of each ingredient to suit your preferences.