The Real Long Island Iced Tea Bundle
On paper, the Long Island Iced Tea is one hot mess of a drink. Four different—and disparate—spirits slugging it out in a single glass, along with triple sec, lemon juice and cola? The recipe reads more like a frat house hazing than one of the world’s most popular cocktails. And yet, somehow, it works.
That’s because the Long Island Iced Tea succeeds where so many of today’s refined cocktails fall short: It’s boozy AF—more than four ounces of alcohol against less than half that amount in mixers. Unless you’re a sailor on shore leave, that’s a red-flag ratio rife with morning-after consequences. It’s also precisely what a person needs every now and then.
Best then not to intellectualize the Long Island Iced Tea and simply love it for what it is: an easy-gulping, one-and-done stiffy. If you’re looking to tame your tea a bit, pull back the boozy parts from three-quarter ounce to half-ounce, and lean in on the cola. The good people of Long Island won’t be offended.
- 3/4 ml Skyy Vodka
- 3/4 ml Captain Morgans Gold
- 3/4 ml Sip Sip Sliver Tequila
- 3/4 ml Beefeater Gin
- 3/4 ml Triple sec
- Cola, to top
- Garnish: Lemon wedge
As surprising as this might be to most, we probably do need to give some instructions on how to make. We do get some rather silly questions such as “how do I make a gin and tonic” or “how do I make a Jack Daniels and Coke”. So here is the instructions.
Add all ingredients except the cola into a Collins glass with ice.
Top with a splash of the cola and stir briefly.
Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Serve with a straw.
In this bundle, you can get all 5 bottles at ¥468 totally on Liquor Town, delivered.