Who’s ready to shake things up and mix up a refreshing cocktail? Today, we’re diving into the world of Long Island Iced Tea. Not one, but two amazing recipes await you. Get ready to be blown away!
First up, we have the classic Long Island Iced Tea.
Imagine lounging on a beautiful sandy beach, sipping on this iconic cocktail – pure bliss. The classic Long Island Iced Tea is a delicious combination of rum, vodka, tequila, gin, triple sec, lemon juice, and a splash of cola. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy with friends at a summer gathering or poolside party.
- 1/2 ounce rum
- 1/2 ounce vodka
- 1/2 ounce tequila
- 1/2 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- Splash of cola
- In a shaker, combine rum, vodka, tequila, gin, triple sec, and lemon juice.
- Add ice and shake vigorously.
- Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
- Top with a splash of cola for that signature Long Island Iced Tea color.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge or mint leaf if desired.
- Sip, relax, and enjoy!
Now, let’s explore a visually stunning twist on the classic recipe.
This creative variation showcases the same delicious flavors but presents them in a unique and eye-catching way. The two different glasses used in this recipe add an extra element of fun. It’s perfect for impressing your guests at a special occasion or adding a touch of elegance to your evening.
- Same as the classic recipe
- Follow the instructions for the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe.
- Pour half of the mixture into a hurricane glass.
- Pour the remaining half into a tall Collins glass.
- Add crushed ice to both glasses.
- Garnish each glass differently by using a lemon wedge and mint leaf for the hurricane glass, and a lime wheel and cherry for the Collins glass.
- Witness the beauty of the contrasting glasses and flavors.
- Choose your preferred glass, raise it to the occasion, and enjoy!
So there you have it – two incredible recipes for Long Island Iced Tea. Whichever version you choose, you’re in for a treat. These cocktails are smooth, refreshing, and pack quite a punch. Whether it’s a casual get-together or a fancy soirée, Long Island Iced Tea will always be a crowd-pleaser. Cheers to summer vibes and memorable moments!