The Long Island Iced Tea

19 November 2015Naomy Laan

The Long Island Iced Tea

History of the “Long Island Iced Tea”

Legend has it that Old Man Bishop threw together a drink using rum, vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, and maple syrup. Not unlikely during a time where booze was scarce and drinks needed to pack a punch. The "Old Man Bishop" was then refined and further doled out by his son, Ransom Bishop.

The “Long Island Iced Tea” Recipe

  • ½ oz. Bols Vodka
  • ½ oz. Blanco Rum
  • ½ oz. Damrak Gin
  • ¼ oz. Blanco Tequila
  • ¼ oz. Bols Triple Sec
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz. sugar syrup (2:1)
  • Coca Cola

How to make a “Long Island Iced Tea”

Step 1: Pour all ingredients in a Boston Shaker.
Step 2: Shake these ingredients with cubed ice.
Step 3: Strain in a pre-chilled sling glass over cubed ice.
Step 4: Top up with Cola
Step 5: Garnish with a half lemon wheel.

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