Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

However the Long Island cocktail came about (and the issue is deeply contested), it became famous by the 1980s, and holds the record for being the best means of dispensing with the bottom of every bottle in your liquor cabinet.


  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce white rum
  • ¾ ounce gin
  • ¾ ounce tequila
  • ¾ ounce triple sec
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Coca Cola
  • Lemon round for garnish


Pour all ingredients except Coke into a highball glass filled partway with ice and stir to combine. Top with a splash or two of Coca Cola and stir gently, then garnish with lemon round.

Long Island Iced Tea Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Long Island Iced Tea Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.