If you are looking for a cocktail that packs a thrilling punch, then Long Island Iced Tea will definitely top the charts. It has a complex flavour profile and a refreshing taste that is perfect for any spirited house party. Don’t fall for the name, Long Island Iced Tea, which has zero content of tea in it. It’s essentially a thrilling combination of five different liquors that will leave your taste buds tingling.
There are a couple of theories regarding how this cocktail came into existence. Some believe the drink was invented in the 1970s, by a bartender for a contest. He worked at Long Island, New York and thus the name. The drink became a hit shortly after and has been enjoyed ever since. Some also believe that the cocktail recipe of Long Island Iced Tea was crafted in the 1920s during the prohibition era. It was originally called Old Man Bishop, named after the man who created it. Later, the cocktail recipe was modified by his son and was renamed Long Island Iced Tea cocktail. Unfortunately, there is no definite proof as to which version is accurate. Nevertheless, the drink has been a staple across almost all the bars and pubs worldwide!
But if you want to craft this cocktail at home, it’s not a challenging task! All you have to make sure is that you have the necessary ingredients and an elegant tall glass to serve. Long Island Iced Tea cocktail is perfect to be served at house parties and casual get-togethers. Since it has a high alcohol content, be mindful of consumption.
The cocktail recipe is simple as it brings vodka, rum, gin, tequila and triple sec in a delicious blend. Add a fresh squeeze of lime, and simple syrup and top off with a splash of coke! This unusual mix is one of the easy-to-make cocktails at home and will your senses exhilarated.
To begin your cocktail recipe, grab a tall glass and fill it with ice.
Using a measuring cup or a cocktail jigger, measure and pour 15ml of Ketel One Vodka, 15ml of Captain Morgan Rum, 15ml of Gordon’s London Dry Gin, and 15ml of Don Julio Blanco Tequila into the tall glass over the ice.
Next, add 15ml of triple sec, 20ml of simple syrup and 20ml of freshly squeezed lime juice into the tall glass.
Stir the ingredients gently to combine.
Top up the drink with a splash of coke and briefly stir again.
Garnish the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail with a wedge of lime and serve chilled!