Long Island Iced Tea is a drink that is a mixture of five alcoholic beverages including tequila, vodka, light rum, triple sec, and gin. The coloring and taste of this cocktail resemble those of ice tea. Long Island Iced Tea also appears in literature in 1961. The drink is believed to be invented either by Robert “Rosebud” Butt, who claimed to have invented the drink as a part of an entry in a contest, or Chris Bendicksen, both of whom were bartenders at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island. Since then, there have been quite a lot of variations in the Long Island Iced Tea recipe, lending it a fruitier flavor.
To make a Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail, you would need to add a lot of ice cubes in the cocktail shaker. Add about 15 ml of Smirnoff Vodka, McDowell’s No.1 Caribbean White Rum, Tequila, Gin, and Triple Sec, each along with a dash of sweet and sour mix to the shaker. Give it a brisk shake and pour the mix into a glass. Add 45 ml of Cola to the mix. Use a lemon wedge to garnish the drink. You can also use crushed ice for a shaken version of the Long Island Iced Tea. The chilled Long Island Iced Tea goes a long way in refreshing you, with its perfect blend of spirits.
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