The Texas part of the tea comes from the tequila as opposed to a Long Island iced tea, which uses gin instead of tequila. This is the standard Bartender's recipe for a Texas Tea.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 min
total:
1 min
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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

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  • In a tall glass filled with ice, combine vodka, rum, tequila and triple sec. Top with equal parts sweet-and-sour and cola. Squeeze juice of lemon wedge and lime wedge over top; stir.

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Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 39.4g 13% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 4.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Great drink! - It tastes pretty much like a long island iced tea (one of my all time favorites)! They go down very easy. Honestly there's so much alcohol in these things things you really can't tell the difference between this and a long island and by the time you're done with it who cares anyway...... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2019
The statement given prior to the recipe is completely inaccurate. According to the inventor of the LIT, as well as the International Bartenders Association, the recipe includes all of the clear liquors in the well: vodka, gin, rum, tequila and triple sec. A Texas Tea includes whiskey, with an “ey” at the end, as opposed to your spelling omitting the “e.” The Internet is flooded with this misinformation from various food-centric sites. I would strongly recommend consulting resources which deal exclusively with cocktails and the history thereof for anyone wanting to ensure accuracy of recipes. Sincerely and on the behalf of all bartenders. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Great drink! - It tastes pretty much like a long island iced tea (one of my all time favorites)! They go down very easy. Honestly there's so much alcohol in these things things you really can't tell the difference between this and a long island and by the time you're done with it who cares anyway...... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2010
Good taste but nothing special or out of the ordinary. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2012
Pretty good though I preferred a bit more cola flavor so I kicked it up a bit. It is silly that the alcohol is listed in fluid ounces yet the cola and sweet-and-sour are listed in cups. BTW - 1/4 cup = 2 fl oz And for my taste I made the cola be in the range of 3 1/2 to 4 fl oz Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2019
The statement given prior to the recipe is completely inaccurate. According to the inventor of the LIT, as well as the International Bartenders Association, the recipe includes all of the clear liquors in the well: vodka, gin, rum, tequila and triple sec. A Texas Tea includes whiskey, with an “ey” at the end, as opposed to your spelling omitting the “e.” The Internet is flooded with this misinformation from various food-centric sites. I would strongly recommend consulting resources which deal exclusively with cocktails and the history thereof for anyone wanting to ensure accuracy of recipes. Sincerely and on the behalf of all bartenders. Read More
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