Bright, crisp and boozy lemonade smacks the lips, then grassy notes from tequila and rum take over the palate and develop with hints of gin botanicals, while sweet orange and caramel are left on the lips. It’s quite the flavour journey as we taste a Long Island Iced Tea for the first time in years!
There’s a temptation to just use cheap ingredients because this recipe isn’t focused on a single base spirit, but falling into that trap is to guarantee a subpar drink. Just remember, ‘better in’ equals ‘better out’, and we spent time getting the balance of this version just right, so trust the process, we reckon you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Read More
When picking a gin, think something classic and citrus led. Go for a light, dry and grassy rum and a blanco ‘green’ tequila. Something smooth for the vodka and a good quality triple sec. None of these elements need to break the bank to be of high quality either, and there’s nothing obscure that you won’t use in other drinks either. So, all-in-all, no excuses to use crappy ingredients!
Fresh lemon juice, as always, and a little rich simple syrup brings the drink into balance along with a splash of cola to add a hint of caramel to the finish. Just remember it’s a splash of cola, your Long Island Iced Tea should look like…Iced-Tea, and not like a Rum and coke.
- 15 ml VODKA (1/2 part)
- 15 ml GIN (1/2 part)
- 15 ml LIGHT RUM (1/2 part)
- 15 ml BLANCO TEQUILA (1/2 part)
- 15 ml TRIPLE SEC (1/2 part)
- 22.5 ml LEMON JUICE (3/4 part)
- 7.5 ml SUGAR (1/4 part)
- 75 ml COLA (2 1/2 parts)
How to make it
- 1 – Add all ingredients, except for cola, to a shaker and fill with ice.
- 2 – Shake hard, then strain into a tall glass.
- 3 – Add cola then fill glass with ice.
- 4 – Garnish and serve!
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