Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thirsty Thursday: Long Island Iced Tea

So let's say you're out at a bar with some friends. You have a DD and have decided tonight is the night to get wasted drunk, but you'd also like some taste. Well my friend, you are in luck, as the perfect drink for you is on every bartenders list: The Long Island Iced Tea.

The Long Island was invented relatively recently, yet has gained in popularity. Conceived in the 1970's in Long Island, New York, as a refreshing summer drink that would fuck you up beyond recognition.

Mission Accomplished.

Of course, depending on your region, there are variations of the drink.

Down here, you can order a Long Beach Iced Tea wherein Cranberry Juice is substituted for soda. It gives it a more unique taste, and just as much alcohol.The perfect drink for when you don't know what you want, but you know you want to be drunk.

1/2 Ounce Vodka (Belvedere works best)
1/2 Ounce light Rum (Bacardi Silver)
1/2 Ounce Tequila (1800 mixes perfectly)
1/2 Ounce Triple Sec (Cointreau)
1/2 Ounce Gin (Seagram's is preferable for this)
1 Ounce Sour mix
Splash of Cola

Pour all ingredients into a tall glass of ice. Stir and enjoy!


Aimee said...

Good choice!!

To make it even better throw a splash of peach schnapps in it

Brittany said...

ew! I am NOT a fan of Long islands AT ALL! I havent had one since my 21st! I got shit faced drunk and still didnt like the taste!

bananas. said...

long island ice tea...aka the worst hangover EVER.

Alpha Za said...

It'll get you completely fucked up so fast, it's not even funny.

What does it have to do with longisland? Suburban Moms raiding the liquor cabinet to make a mesh drink while their kids play?

Lizzie said...

My GOD I used to love these. Such an economical drinking choice: two and I was DONE.