Two Long Island iced teas on a bar counter.
The Expensive Cocktail You Should Always Avoid Ordering
At The Bar
By Camryn Teder
While enjoying a cocktail outside your home can be expensive, with the right mixologist and top-shelf ingredients, it can be infinitely worth it. Still, things can take a turn for the worse if a cocktail isn't made to your liking, so there are some things to know before ordering at the bar.
If you want to avoid paying double digits for a drink, consider ordering a low-cost drink, and avoid getting an expensive Long Island iced tea. A Long Island packs in a whopping five liquors, including gin, vodka, rum, triple sec, and tequila, with only a dash of Coca-Cola, simple syrup, and lemon for garnish, but because of the many additions, it can often be made incorrectly. 
Bar manager Alisha Kaplan told Business Insider, "Not only are they pricey, but [they] are often inconsistent and of poor quality." Citing many bartenders' use of bottom-shelf liquors and pre-bottled mixes in the drink, she calls the Long Island iced tea a drink that will "guarantee you the worst hangover of your life," so the Long Island you receive might not compensate for the price.