Long Island Ice Tea
Bartenders are taught to make this cocktail with one simple rule – mix equal parts of all the white liquors in their well. This trick helps them when the bar is jumping and it is a good tip for you because the recipe calls to use all the basic liquors in your bar. While you end up mixing several ingredients it’s really a simple to make and always enjoyable. Just be careful to not over-pour the liquor, the recipe calls for quite a bit and this drink can pack a punch.
- Pint glass
- Stirring Spoon (optional)
|Silver Tequila||1/2 ounce|
|White Rum||1/2 ounce|
|Lemon Juice||1/4 ounce|
|Lemon||1 wedge garnish|
- Fill a pint glass with ice then measure all the spirits and pour into the glass. Add the lemon juice and stir with spoon until thoroughly mixed.
- Fill the glass with the cola of your choice, garnish with a lemon and enjoy!
While the Long Island Iced Tea is topped with a cola, the Long Beach Iced Tea is topped with cranberry juice.
If possible, it’s always better to shake or stir a cocktail before adding soda to avoid agitating the carbonation and having it explode all over.