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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