Twelve Mile Limit's Long Island Iced Tea
"Craft cocktails" and "Long Island Iced Teas" don't often appear in the same sentence, but here it is: New Orleans' Twelve Mile Limit has figured out how to make the venerated Long Island Iced Tea into a cocktail.
Anne Berry at Where Ya Eat bravely takes on teh challenge to find a better Long Island Iced Tea and turned to the bar for inspiration; bartender Cole Newton told her he makes a few Long Island Iced Teas a week. To make a truly craft Long Island Iced Tea, Newton uses one-half ounce of each spirit (vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, tequila) mixed with simple syrup and one ounce Coke for the acidity and balance. And that's how a true Long Island Iced Tea is done.