Long Island Iced Tea

  • Units: 4
  • Served in: Highball glass
  • Total time: 10 minutes


  • 50 ml/1.7 fl. oz (2 Measures) Vodka 
  • 25 ml/0.85 fl. oz (1 Measure) Spiced rum
  • 25 ml/0.85 fl. oz (1 Measure) Gin
  • 25 ml/0.85 fl. oz (1 Measure) Orange liqueur (Such as Triple sec)
  • 50 ml/1.7 fl. oz (2 Measures) Lemon or lime juice
  • 25 ml/0.85 fl. oz (1 Measure) Sugar syrup
  • Cola
  • Ice cubes
  • To garnish
  • 1 Lemon slice
Long Island Iced Tea

A Long Island Iced Tea is an unusual blend of vodka, gin, rum, orange liqueur (such as triple sec) and cola. This mixture of flavours, and the cola colouring makes the final drink look and taste like a bit like tea – some unconfirmed sources say this was to make the drink less conspicuous during American prohibition.



  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add to the shaker; rum, vodka, gin, orange liqueur, sugar syrup, lemon, and the lime juice.
  3. With the lid on, shake all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker until it is cold.
  4. Then strain the mix into a long glass of ice.
  5. Top up the glass with cola.
  6. To garnish, add the slice of lemon.
There is some dispute as to the origin of the Long Island Iced Tea, as numerous sources attribute the origin to one or both of two inventors in the 1920's and 1970's.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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