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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 drink
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2012
I will gladly verify that this is the original PROPER recipe for long island iced tea. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2015
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. Read More
(27)
96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2012
I will gladly verify that this is the original PROPER recipe for long island iced tea. Read More
(89)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
Yep! That's it. Pure and simple! Read More
(39)
Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
This is the way to make a LIIT-Yum! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2015
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. Everyone talked about this slamming drink and wondered what were the ingredients. Yes this is the REAL thing! My grandmother wouldn't tell me the recipe except in excerpts; I finally got the recipe out of her over the years! I say enjoy but be careful because the smoothness can cause you to forget there is alcohol until you go to move of your seat. LOL! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
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 wonderfully and I've been using this recipe's ratios for years. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2014
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 have finished. It was really tasty! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2013
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 then roll it into a shaker and back in the Tom Collins glass and then garnish with lemon! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
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 with all of the other peoples LIT's Thanks For Sharing The Real LIT!!!! Read More
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