Long Island Iced Tea
5 shots out of 5
We have another birthday today! One of my dearest friends Angela is having a birthday today! I promised her that I'd make her favorite cocktail on her birthday, so here it is! I hope you are having one.....or three of them tonight as well! I also want to Thank Stacey for giving me tonight's recipe! Thank you from The Cocktail Lady and Angela!!
I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5. I have been pretty darn SCARED about this cocktail for a couple months now. This cocktail usually goes against ALL that I think I like in a cocktail. We're talking 5, YES 5 liquors, 1 liqueur and then some sweet & sour mix and a little bit of coke. WHAT?!?! I braved it and pulled out all of my bottles, mixed it up.......took a deep breath.....stared at it for a few seconds.....and went for it! WOW, I was surprised to REALLY like it! It has no fruity, sweet taste to it (like I normally love), but the mixture of all of these alcohols along with the remaining ingredients.....very good! I will admit that before I started this blog I absolutely did think that there was Iced Tea in this cocktail (which I'm not a big fan of at all).....glad I was wrong!
Here is the recipe for a Long Island Iced Tea:
- 1/2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz light tequila (by light I mean clear)
- 1/2 oz light rum (by light I mean clear...again)
- 1/2 oz gin
- 1/2 oz triple sec
- 3/4 oz sweet & sour mix
- 1 oz coke (coke, coke zero, diet coke.....even lime flavored coke I think would taste good)
In a shaker fill 3/4 with ice and add all of the ingredients above EXCEPT the coke. Give it a good "brisk" shake and dump it all into a tall glass. Pour your coke on top and give it a quick stir.
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Happy Birthday to you Ang! I love you and hope your day is as wonderful as you are!!
The Cocktail Lady