The Cocktail Named for its Color, Not its Flavor

February 2, 2021
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Long Island Iced Tea

Contrary to what the name may imply, Long Island iced tea doesn't have any tea in it.

Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 691 kcal


  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • 1 fluid ounce gold tequila
  • 1 fluid ounce rum
  • 1 fluid ounce gin
  • 1 fluid ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 5 fluid ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 2 fluid ounces cola
  • 1 lime wedge


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour, in this order, vodka, tequila, rum, gin, Cointreau/triple sec, and sweet and sour mix. Put the cover on and shake it up until the outside of the shaker turns frosty. In a highball glass, place a few ice cubes then strain in the drink. Top with cola, and garnish with a lime wedge.


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