Electric Iced Tea

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • .5 ounce Bourbon Whiskey
  • .5 ounce Vodka
  • .5 ounce Gin
  • .5 ounce Triple Sec
  • 3-4 ounces Coca-Cola
  • 2 wedges Lemon

Build over ice in a highball glass and squeeze in the lemon wedges and stir.

Credit for this incredibly successful frat-house drink is attributed to Robert C. Butt. When made properly, the drink tastes great and doesn't have to be an evening ender. The key is to have all the spirits present but in small amounts. In the recipe here, the total alcohol content is 2.5 ounces. It is a well-balanced, good-tasting drink, in large part because of the fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. Besides the "Long Island" version, there are a few other regional variations.