Long Island Iced Tea

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • .5 ounce Vodka
  • .5 ounce Gin
  • .5 ounce Rum
  • .5 ounce Tequila
  • .5 ounce Triple Sec
  • .75 ounce Lemon Juice
  • .5 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 3-4 ounces Coca-Cola
  • wedge Lemon (Garnish)

Shake all ingredients except the Coca-Cola with ice and strain into an iced tea or collins glass three-quarters filled with ice. Top with 3 or 4 ounces of Coca-Cola and stir. Garnish with the lemon wedge.ith the lemon wedge.

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.