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The REAL Long Island Iced Tea

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"There are a few impostors out there that claim to be Long Island Iced Teas. In actuality, there is only one correct way to make a LIIT... and this is it!"
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Ingredients

10 m servings 262 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 drink)

Directions

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  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix over ice; cover and shake. Pour cocktail into a Collins or hurricane glass; top with splash of cola for color. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 262 calories; 0.1 g fat; 23.3 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I will gladly verify that this is the original PROPER recipe for long island iced tea.

Most helpful critical review

As a bartender, I would add that instead of one fluid ounce of sweet and sour, fill your glass 2/3 of the way, then add a splash of Coke. Otherwise the ratio is off and it will be too strong.

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I will gladly verify that this is the original PROPER recipe for long island iced tea.

Yep! That's it. Pure and simple!

This is the way to make a LIIT-Yum!

I did not know that tequila was in a "real" Long Island. I made a couple of these for me & my husband while we prepped for thanksgiving dinner. If we were to have had more than one, we would not...

This IS the Original and Famous LIIT recipe! You got it so right Sledge! and guess where I am from Long Island, NY! The only thing I do differently is put it all in the Tom Collins glass and ...

I was a bartender in the 80's and this is how I made LIT and I had a 3 limit I would severe per- person , but I worked in a restaurant bar ,, I'm from Arkansas I was having a hard time ...

When I read the ingredients after reading the hook line, "The REAL Long Island Ice Tea", this brought back memories of how my grandmother made this as my wedding punch about 40 years ago. Every...

As a bartender, I would add that instead of one fluid ounce of sweet and sour, fill your glass 2/3 of the way, then add a splash of Coke. Otherwise the ratio is off and it will be too strong.

Excellent recipe! I did a couple of things differently: 1. I abhor store bought sour mix, so I used simple syrup and lime juice; 2. I used Orange Caracao in place of Triple Sec. It turned out wo...