The Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail that defies the odds, blending five different spirits into a harmonious and potent mix. Despite its name, this drink contains no tea but mimics its look with a splash of cola. Its complex yet balanced flavor has made it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts, especially when made with Filo de Agave Tequila.

Originally crafted in the 1970s, this cocktail has stood the test of time, continuing to be a popular choice in bars and at parties. Its unique combination of ingredients, including our premium Blanco Tequila Filo de Agave, delivers a refreshing yet strong beverage that captures the essence of a well-made cocktail.

The origins of the Long Island Iced Tea are somewhat murky, with claims ranging from a Prohibition-era concoction to a creation by a bartender at TGI Friday’s. The most accepted story attributes its invention to Robert “Rosebud” Butt in 1972 during a cocktail competition in Long Island, New York.

Regardless of its true beginnings, the Long Island Iced Tea quickly gained popularity for its potent mix and ease of preparation. Its resemblance to a non-alcoholic iced tea allowed it to be enjoyed discreetly, adding to its allure during Prohibition and beyond.

Ideal for:

This cocktail is ideal for social gatherings where you want to impress guests with a drink that’s both flavorful and strong. Its blend of spirits and cola makes it a versatile choice that pairs well with various appetizers and party snacks.

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, a holiday party, or simply enjoying a night in, the Long Island Iced Tea is a crowd-pleaser. Its refreshing taste and potent kick are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Long Island Iced Tea Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Filo de Agave Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 1 ounce cola
  • 1 lemon slice for garnish

You will also need:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Collins or hurricane glass
  • Jigger
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

How to make a Long Island Iced Tea?

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sweet and sour mix.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a Collins or hurricane glass filled with ice.
  5. Top off with a splash of cola.
  6. Garnish with a lemon slice.
  7. Serve with a straw and enjoy responsibly.

Nutritional Value:

  • Calories: 262
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Protein: 0g

Enhance your experience

For a twist, substitute cola with ginger ale or add a splash of fresh citrus juice to elevate the flavors. Using high-quality spirits and freshly squeezed lemon juice can also enhance the overall taste, making the cocktail even more enjoyable.

Time to Prep:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

The Long Island Iced Tea is a testament to the art of cocktail making, blending various spirits into a harmonious and potent drink. Its refreshing yet strong profile makes it a standout choice for any occasion, offering a delightful experience for those who enjoy a robust cocktail

Whether you’re reminiscing about summer evenings or planning your next gathering, the Long Island Iced Tea promises to deliver a memorable and enjoyable drink. Cheers to a cocktail that continues to captivate and delight!