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Long Island Iced Tea

rum, vodka, gin, tequila, triple sec, sour mix, and cola

Invented by Robert “Rosebud” Butt c. 1972 at the Oak Beach Inn, Long Island, New York. By the late 1970s, the drink was everywhere, and still is.

Long Island Iced Tea

Build in a highball glass filled with ice:

  • 1/2 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz dry gin
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Fill with cola.

Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, p. 423-4; barware icons courtesy of Haus Alpenz