The REAL Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
Open the liquor cabinet and follow these simple instructions for an authentic Long Island iced tea. Garnish with a lemon slice and take a sip!
Excellent recipe! I did a couple of things differently: 1. I abhor store bought sour mix, so I used simple syrup and lime juice; 2. I used Orange Caracao in place of Triple Sec. It turned out wonderfully and I've been using this recipe's ratios for years.
This is the way to make a LIIT-Yum!
As a bartender, I would add that instead of one fluid ounce of sweet and sour, fill your glass 2/3 of the way, then add a splash of Coke. Otherwise the ratio is off and it will be too strong.
When I read the ingredients after reading the hook line, "The REAL Long Island Ice Tea", this brought back memories of how my grandmother made this as my wedding punch about 40 years ago. Everyone talked about this slamming drink and wondered what were the ingredients. Yes this is the REAL thing! My grandmother wouldn't tell me the recipe except in excerpts; I finally got the recipe out of her over the years! I say enjoy but be careful because the smoothness can cause you to forget there is alcohol until you go to move of your seat. LOL!
This is the classic Long Island Iced Tea, containing just a hint of citrus. It is best made with top shelf liquors. Watch out, it is very strong, but tastes very good, so you may not realize all the alcohol you're consuming.
This potent combination of five different spirits and liquors is sweetened with simple syrup and cola for a dangerously delicious party potable.