Ahhh … a Long Island Iced Tea. It’s really a go-to beverage when you want something refreshing … and strong. I used to drink them in college at my favorite bar called The Linebacker Lounge (Go Irish!). You had a $3 cover and it included a drink ticket. More often than not, you ordered a Long Island Iced Tea. They made them in massive amounts and they were delicious. Too bad they aren’t that cheap anywhere else in the world!

This post is dedicated to my new friend Dan Sealana. Thanks for the idea!

There are many different incarnations of this drink, but they are all basically the same. Post yours if it’s different! I’ll post two here for your discernment and tasting:

longislandicedteaIngredients

  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • 1 fluid ounce gold tequila
  • 1 fluid ounce rum
  • 1 fluid ounce gin
  • 1 fluid ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 5 fluid ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 2 fluid ounces cola
  • 1 lime wedge

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour in vodka, tequila, rum, gin, Cointreau, and sweet and sour mix. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty. Place a few cubes of ice into a highball glass, and strain in the iced tea. Top with the cola, and garnish with a wedge of lime.

From the Food Network:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce white tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cola, or to taste
  • 2 lemon wedges

Directions

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Triple Sec, and lemon juice into the shaker. Cover and shake vigorously to combine and chill. Pour the mixture, ice and all, into 2 glasses or beer mugs and top off with the cola. Garnish with lemon wedges. Serve.